EMC Wannabes Fill The Storage Queue In 2013
The storage industry is getting ready for a couple of massive shifts in the business, with hardware array sales down, flash storage and SSD sales rising fast, and software-defined storage technology threatening to disrupt the entire business.
If that doesn't provide an environment for startups to come in and try their hand at stirring up the establishment, nothing does. In fact that is exactly what happened in 2013 as storage startups either came out of stealth mode or unveiled their first products in such areas as cloud storage, flash storage, unstructured data and software-defined storage.
So who will be the next EMC, NetApp, or Hitachi Data Systems?