reliant reading list tablet We have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. This week, IBM announces new all-flash storage systems and we take a look at the future of data storage careers.

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources:The Register, SearchStorage, Data Storage Today and more.

1. Monitoring Helps Both IT and Businesses Scale

More than a quarter of executives plan to pursue aggressive growth for their companies over the next five years, according to a recent survey...”

From Data Center Knowledge

2.  Simplifying Storage Complexity With Software

Dell and EMC have now made history by closing the $60 billion acquisition that created Dell Technologies. With the deal done, more options are available than ever before to help customers of these companies meet evolving...”

From The Data Center Journal

3. Rolling out flash in the enterprise? It's a matter of application

Flash SSD is changing the way that we store data. Vendors would like you to use it for all of your applications – and you probably will at some point – but which applications…”

From The Register

4. IBM Announces New All-Flash Enterprise Data Storage Systems

A new hybrid cloud all-flash storage solution from IBM hopes to help modernize storage deployments for enterprises. The IBM Spectrum Storage Suite, announced Wednesday, promises to reduce...”

From Data Storage Today

5. A look at the future of data storage careers

Thanks to virtualization, the cloud and solid-state technology, data storage professionals and those who want to pursue a career in it face an uncertain future...

From SearchStorage

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