Shifting Tides In The Storage Space
Hyper-converged infrastructure, all-flash and hybrid flash storage, and software-defined storage have been on the rise for the past few years, but 2017 took the trends to new heights. Traditional storage vendors took the shifting market to heart, making changes within their own product portfolios and forming much-needed partnerships with cloud players.
In fact, 2017 saw a palpable shift with storage sales moving to cloud and hyperscale companies, and away from traditional vendors who have reigned in this space for years. As the demand for hybrid cloud picks up steam, and as buying habits change, this trend will like continue -- and even accelerate -- beyond 2017.
Here's a look at the top happenings that took place in the storage market in 2017.
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