20 Most Promising Storage Companies - 2014
While new technologies are being welcomed at a quick pace across industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. It is unreasonable to expect IT professionals to use tape and proprietary storage arrays to store massive amounts of data, especially in this era of powerful cloud computing. The simple fact is that it is impossible to manage today’s storage needs with yesterday’s storage solutions because of key trends that are disrupting the storage industry such as big data, cloud, mobile, software defined storage and storage as utility.
Modern storage solutions can help organizations address their big data storage challenges by providing software to build private or public clouds using commodity servers. These new methods require minimum IT involvement, and dramatically reduce the costs of cloud deployment and management. So, while big data continues to explode, and old storage systems continue to break, there are simple solutions on the market to redefine storage as we have known it to date.
While there are plenty of providers to choose from, organizations that succeed will be those that understand the possibilities, see through the vendor hype and choose the right deployment model. To help CIOs and other technology leaders to chose the right provider for their requirements, we present to you ‘CIOStorage20’.
In the last few months, we have looked at hundreds of Storage Solutions providers and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling the real challenges. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, industry analysts and the editorial board scrutinized several companies and finalized the list of '20 Most Promising Storage Companies'.