reliant reading list tabletWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting trends, and now we’re bringing them right to you. The first week of the new year has brought a number of great insights. This week, Search Storage gives you some vendors to watch in 2017 and ITProPortal gives you an inside look at the life of an IT manager.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: InfoStor, Database Trends and Applications, and more.

1. Issues for 2017: Has the Enterprise Data Center Stopped Disappearing?

If you believed everything you read, nothing would be correct. The cloud, we’ve been told, will absorb resources and investment from enterprises

From Data Center Knowledge

2. How Valuable is Your Data?

In what has become a data-driven world, your organization’s data is valuable. It has become the “keys to the kingdom,” so to speak. Very few companies today could function without data, especially good data. However...”

From Database Trends and Applications

3. Cloud Storage Concerns, Considerations and Trends

When it comes to cloud computing and, in particular, cloud storage, context matters. Conversations are necessary to address concerns, as well as discuss various considerations, options and alternatives. People frequently ask me questions...”

From InfoStor

4. Secret life of an IT manager: A test of traceability

I’ve just received an email marked urgent and someone is lingering at my desk waiting to talk; I wonder what’s happened? Oh great, there’s an issue with a shipment we’ve just dispatched and they need the...”

From ITProPortal

5. Top enterprise storage vendors to watch in 2017

The storage world is spinning faster than ever. Fast-paced developments in hyper-convergence, solid-state, software-defined storage and the cloud are pushing traditional SAN and NAS systems...

From Search Storage

Did you miss the previous Reliant Reading List? Catch up on last week's articles and insights.