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April 2018, Vol. 17, No. 2

Latest data storage technology takes application-centric approach

I remember the days when storage was downright boring. Year after year, manufacturers released iterations of their products with new features here and there, but it all looked pretty much the same. Comparisons among vendors read like lists of common bullet points, and it was easy to decide based solely on these comparisons. Although storage vendors reacted to advances on the application side of the house, they decided what features they would add, when they would add them and how much extra they'd charge to support new capabilities. When it came to the latest data storage technologies, there were no surprises. This is no longer the case. Today's storage market is simultaneously massively consistent and wildly fragmented, with vendors tripping over themselves to add features they think will catch on. Many support a core set of capabilities while offering trend-chasing features they hope will make them stand out from the pack. And as these trends come and go, storage vendors work furiously to add support for transient services in ...

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