The Bigger Truth

    Taking a step back, I expect two high level themes to drive the storage industry over the next 12 months: Hybrid cloud will become the dominant IT design, management, and organizational model, and there will be a massive need for greater intelligence at the data level and at the application level. Both of these trends will change how businesses approach IT buying and architecture, which in turn will drive vendor behavior. Digital businesses are changing the rules for and the demands placed upon IT; over the next 12 months, we will see further evidence of that.