Right now, the vast majority of enterprises have more data, applications, platforms and systems than they know what to do with. This is putting an incredible strain on internal storage resources, as well as the IT team tasked to continually expand and maintain these integral resources.
What’s more, demands for robust storage are increasing by the day. Now, enterprises need robustly scalable environments that are secure as well as accessible – a tall order by any means.
This is creating intense competition in the enterprise storage market, with everyone from startups to providers with decades of experience vying for a position. Despite this landscape, there is a clear-cut leader: Dell and its recently acquired EMC.
Demands for powerful storage resources are increasing in every sector. This growth is being driven by a few main factors that aren’t poised to cease anytime soon:
And this only scratches the surface when it comes to enterprise storage needs. Demands are increasing every day for a whole host of reasons, depending on the company’s own function and the industry it operates within.
“Storage growth is massive and unsustainable,” Data Center Knowledge contributor Jason Phippen wrote. “You are going to need to find a better, cheaper way of doing it, and that way is going to need to work in harmony with your compute decisions.”
This landscape is creating an increasingly competitive market where solution providers seek to deliver for enterprises ever-changing needs.
Forbes contributor Gina Longoria noted that within this environment, a few things have become clear:
This unique situation has propelled Dell to the head of the pack where enterprise storage solutions are concerned.
“This shifting demand environment provides a window of opportunity for today’s enterprise storage vendors to make big moves,” Longoria wrote. “Dell’s acquisition of EMC now means that the combined entity is by far the dominant player in the storage systems market.”
Currently, Dell owns nearly 30 percent of the overall market, with revenues continuing to increase as demands for and deployment of Dell’s brand of storage solution rise.
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