"Following a busy end-of-year spending environment, the enterprise storage market fell back into what has become a familiar market pattern."
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Other technology markets may shift and turn, but there is always a need for storage. Data usage and storage requirements continue to grow exponentially, and it all needs to go to disk, with optimal access, security and reliability. Storage vendors today seek to consolidate and integrate silos of storage, confront a wide array of virtualisation issues, and react to the cloud in its many guises - from storage as a service to the massive internal requirements of private clouds.