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451 Research recently published its 2016 Enterprise Storage Outlook in which both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft become top 5 enterprise storage vendors by 2017. Further, AWS surges from 6th place to 2nd place while NetApp plummets from 2nd place to 6th place. Spending on public cloud storage over doubles between 2015 and 2017 while spending on on-premises storage falls over 17%. Top three storage pain points in the report were: Dealing with data/capacity growth Capacity planning/forecasting High Cost of Storage (CAPEX) Top three areas of storage spending in the report were: Third party cloud storage services Object storage All flash arrays The report sums it up nicely: spending will increase the most on public cloud and all-flash arrays, while spending on traditional SAN and NAS products will be more muted. The largest spending declines will be on tape produc... (more)

Desktop Virtualization: Right Idea – Wrong Tool

Financial analysts, industry analysts, and CIO-focused publications all agree that Desktop Virtualization will be one of the most strategic business initiatives over the next few years. Many organizations have a VDI implementation or project in place solely because of the success they have had with server virtualization. However, Desktop Virtualization has a completely different value proposition than server virtualization. Server virtualization is all about CAPEX (capital expenditure) reduction while Desktop Virtualization is all about OPEX (operation expenditure) reduction. T... (more)