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The 10 Biggest Enterprise Data Storage Industry Predictions For 2019

2019 will see a huge business and channel focus on managing, protecting, and getting value from data, and a de-emphasis on what the underlying technology of the storage is or who's logo is on the bezel.

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Capabilities, Not Specific Vendors, Will Determine How Data Is Managed

While storage speeds and feeds is still a way for vendors to differentiate themselves, it is no longer what customers want to hear about. Instead, businesses are demanding certain capabilities, and are willing to go outside their traditional vendor comfort zone to get them.

While this concept is already a common thread in storage conversations across the industry, it will take on new importance in 2019 as providers of storage technology, both on-premises and cloud, look for new ways to ease the management, protection, and monetization of data.

On-prem or cloud? Yes. Brand A or Brand B? Yes. These questions in 2019 will be increasingly irrelevant as technologies such as software-defined storage and multi-cloud management come to the fore.

CRN looks at 10 areas where enterprise and midrange storage management will change in 2019.

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