Enterprise Storage Forum.com, July 20th, 2017
So many things change, so many things stay the same. Some vendors come, others go.
New exciting technologies are continually emerging. Yet Lazarus Vekiarides, CTO for ClearSky Data, feels that little has changed in storage over the past decade or two.
“The biggest surprise has been the extent to which growth and innovation in the primary storage market has stagnated,” he said. “There are a lot of reasons for this: declining capacity costs, the cloud, over-investment and a generally soft economy.”
Think about it from his perspective: When EqualLogic started in 2001, the leading vendors were NetApp and EMC. A decade and a half later, the survivors are largely the same, with what Vekiarides labels derivatives of the very same products. This says a lot about what it takes to disrupt the enterprise technology market, he said.Read the full article >