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The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2016

Joseph F. Kovar

1. Dell: The New Undisputed King Of The Storage Ring

Dell in September closed its long-awaited acquisition of EMC, making it the world's largest data storage company. However, the company now needs to consolidate storage platforms. And it has to wrestle with how to build on its future-looking software-defined technology while ensuring it doesn't suffer from too quick a move away from its legacy proprietary storage business.

Remember, however, that the acquisition is more than storage: EMC makes Dell the world's largest data center infrastructure vendor. In addition to being the largest storage vendor, Dell EMC is also the world's second-largest server vendor, the industry leader in virtualization and budding cloud tech provider with VMware, and a networking and PC powerhouse.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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