The rise of AI platforms, huge funding and M&A activity, and a shift in the storage market focus meant for a very interesting 2018 in the storage industry.
Major Changes For A Major Industry
The story of the storage industry in 2018 was, as always, one of growth. The year saw the rise of artificial intelligence both as a part of ways to better manage storage but also, when it came to headlines, the development of a new group of converged infrastructure platforms based on flash storage and Nvidia GPUs. The storage industry also hosted one of the year's biggest IPOs, and saw a shift in market share away from many of the top U.S. brands to both the upcoming Chinese vendors and to the hyperscale data centers.
It was an exciting year, full of surprises. Click through the slideshow to relive the memories, both good and bad.