Reliant Reading ListWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Gartner, The Wall Street Journal, InfoStor, and more.

1. Timeline: How Dell and EMC’s $67 Billion Deal Came to Be

From Entrepreneur

“One of the largest technology deals in history, between EMC and Dell, was announced on Monday, October 12, 2015. News of a possible merger or acquisition between the two enterprise-tech giants initially came as a surprise to many, but the companies have been searching for a way forward for quite some time. Here’s a look at how they got here...”

2. Psychoanalyzing Your Data Center: Three Distinct Data Center Personalities CIOs Need to be Aware of

From Gartner

“Advocating the psychoanalysis of data centers may raise a few eyebrows within the IT community, but conversations with senior IT leaders have shown that it’s an intuitive method of understanding the changes required...”