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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Show season opens, vendors make their pitches Interesting vendor news and throngs of users made this spring's storage shows memorable. I LIKE STORAGE shows. This season has been a good one thus far. Business is booming once again, technologies are moving forward and many fledgling vendors have moved up the ranks to become legitimate contenders. I just came back from Storage Decisions in Chicago, which is a show I really like. It always gets hundreds of real IT folks and has smart non-vendor speakers talk to them about interesting things. Categories range from tactical how-tos to more ethereal future-oriented concepts. Real users talk about real problems; semi-real people discuss real solutions. Vendors like it because users mob the tradeshow floor. I also like Storage Networking World (SNW), albeit for different reasons. SNW is more like a storage Mardi Gras, whereas Storage Decisions is more of an executive retreat. All of my clients are at SNW, which is great for me. There are also a lot of users attending the show, although it's hard to find them because ... Access >>>

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