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. This week, software defined storage tips, and more mergers in the world of third party IT providers.

This week’s Reliant Reading List features articles from a number of sources: CRN, Computerworld, and more.

1. Enterprise storage market poised for more disruption in 2017

The enterprise storage market is heading for more disruption in 2017 -- and beyond. We tracked down CTOs and other leading technologists at the top enterprise storage vendors for their personal predictions on how the industry...”

From SearchStorage

2. Top Ten Software-Defined Storage Tips

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) may hold a lot of promise. But implementation can be far from straightforward. Organizations may have hardware and software dating back...”

From InfoStor

3. Can all-flash arrays, spinning disks and hybrid really live together?

Conventional wisdom says that for performance-sensitive applications, you want all-flash arrays (AFAs), while for less-critical applications and bulk storage, disk is better. How can you use them in conjunction with each other? What would a...”

From The Register

4. SMS, Curvature Merge To Create $500M Independent Third-Party IT Services 'Category Killer'

Systems Maintenance Services (SMS) and Curvature, two formidable independent third-party IT services vendors, have merged in a deal that creates a $500 million market leader...”

From CRN

5. How to get beyond Finance vs. IT

One thing that you’re likely to encounter in any IT department is resentment toward the Finance department. A staffer might be angry because...

From ComputerWorld

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