Tech 10: Crossing The Chasm From Consumer Storage To Business

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Consumer Ease Enhances Business Storage, Business Capabilities Enhance Consumer Storage

The line between consumer and business data storage has never been well-defined, and is getting less so. And while consumers are not going to implement software-defined storage in conjunctions with VMware's software-defined data center push, and businesses are not going to adopt PlayStation 4s to manage cloud storage, in between these two extremes is a wide range of offerings that bring value to users from both sides of the issue.

2017 has seen an explosion of products that combine the ease of use expected in consumer storage devices with the robust reliability and functionality demanded of business-class storage devices.

CRN has found 10 such devices that cross the chasm from consumer storage to business storage. Just turn the page and see how storage vendors are bridging that chasm.

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