2015: Consolidation, Fragmentation Shape Storage Industry
Just when it seems the storage industry couldn't get any wilder, a year like 2015 comes along with so many startups, funding rounds, acquisitions and other massive changes that challenge the technology and business models of newbies and old guard alike.
To top it off, the year saw something no one could have imagined just a year ago: Dell's acquisition play for EMC. At the same time, the big change that was most expected -- Cisco's becoming a major storage player to take advantage of its server and networking capabilities -- didn't happen, as storage turned out to be one of Cisco's few failures, and a spectacular one at that.
CRN was there watching it all unfold. Turn the page to see just how interesting a year it was with a look at all the key trends and key players in storage in 2015.