MicroScope - November 2011: A special issue examining the storage market and the opportunities for resellers
The Big Data opportunity
Big Data is the buzz phrase of the moment in the world of storage as vendors move to pitch solutions that are designed to help customers trawl through huge amounts of information to find trends that could improve the effectiveness of their operations. Those thinking that the concept translates to large enterprises and direct sales couldn't be further from the truth and the channel opportunity is a significant one.
The SME storage pitch
The potential options that a reseller can pitch to an SME customer on the storage front are fairly wide but we ask industry players what they would be recommending right now and reveal some of the trends that should continue to emerge into 2012.
The time for SSD?
With the HDD market suffering its problems in production and supply as a result of the Thailand floods is now the time for people to consider an alternative? Those selling SSD think that this might well be the time to put forward the technology which has evolved to a position to be a serious challenger to the established format.
This issue is sponsored by: CIT, Ingram Micro Europe, Wick Hill/WatchGuard, APC by Schneider Electric, DataCore UK and Kaseya