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Published: 18 Oct 2012

Making technology choices is hard, but getting solid information about those technologies may be even tougher. And users are losing out. Having a choice is important, but it's also a double-edge sword. That's why on some level having a clear market leader makes life easier and safer for IT professionals. For example, you're probably using Cisco for your networking infrastructure; have a ton of Microsoft servers; and your server virtualization platform is more than likely VMware. However, users evaluating storage systems don't have a single clear leader to choose from. Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Hitachi, IBM, NetApp and Oracle all have multibillion dollar storage businesses. There are more than a dozen storage system vendors that can be considered "competitive," and more startups are popping up all the time. In my travels I always ask IT professionals where they get their information when they have to make a storage decision. The three answers I consistently hear are from their peers, storage vendors and channel partners. The information you get from ... Access >>>

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