The year 2015 turned out to be quite an interesting year for enterprise storage. Between the profusion of newly minted unicorns, a few IPOs and a relentless string of big merger and acquisition news, one would think that storage was the epicenter of all that is exciting in technology. It turns out that this isn’t the way things are perceived at all. After Dell hammered out an agreement to acquire EMC at the end of the year, the chorus of insiders proclaiming the death of data storage has become deafening.Is it possible that an entire $34 billion market is headed for oblivion? Is storage management the next buggy whip? We don’t think so. The need for data storage has far outpaced IT’s ability to manage it using the traditional model. A number of innovations and a completely new business model are set to disrupt the existing set of tools and practices. Perhaps it can be argued that the days of the monolithic, legacy storage array are numbered. On the other hand, all that growing data out there will be managed by a new set of technologies, and will be paid for in a way that far better optimizes costs and performance with application needs.
Because we love a lively conversation here at ClearSky Data, we invited our trusted friend, advisor, and board observer Steve Herrod, managing partner at General Catalyst Partners, to join us for a fireside chat about precisely this topic. Steve and I both drove parts of the technology wave that brought virtualized infrastructure to the enterprise. During the webinar, which takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 12 p.m. ET, we will pick apart the industry landscape and dive into the trends that really matter to the enterprise. As you can imagine, we both have a lot of energy and background knowledge on the topic, so make sure you join us as we try to work out what parts of the ecosystem are dying and which ones are growing.
Register for a conversation with Steve Herrod and ClearSky Data about keeping storage alive in 2016.