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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Pivotal time for storage Marketing types call it an inflection point. Sports-minded pundits say it's a game changer. Scholarly types--at the risk of being pummeled with the Oxford English Dictionary--classify it as a paradigm shift. The less expressive among us, including me, are more likely to say, "Wow, there's really something going on here." And there's a helluva lot going on in the storage world these days. Part of it can be attributed to the natural evolution of the tech market. Big storage vendors lumber along for years. Little startups pop into the picture with their new ideas, catching the notice of these giants. Before you can say "Why didn't I think of that?" they gobble up the startups. It's the Darwinian world of technology, and it's not unlike most other businesses. It sounds harsh, but some of the big ideas generated by small startups would probably never see the light of day without a boost from their big brothers, even if it means being bullied. Take data deduplication. It's an idea largely developed and promoted by smaller companies that, ... Access >>>

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