2018 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Storage Vendors
@TheChannelCompany Storage Wars The storage system industry has been undergoing some serious consolidation in recent years with @Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of storage systems giant @EMC in 2016, @Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s $1.09 billion purchase of flash and hybrid storage developer @Nimble Storage last year, and @Western Digital’s 2017 acquisition of flash storage maker @Tegile Systems. Meanwhile, all-flash/hybrid storage upstarts like @Pure Storage and @Tintri continue to challenge the established players while hyper-converged system developers like @Nutanix are challenging stand-alone storage system makers. And cloud storage service providers, from @Carbonite to @Amazon Web Services, and developers of #softwaredefined storage technology are challenging the very concept of on-premise data hardware systems. For solution providers, the challenge is deciding which vendors to work with. While a vendor’s technology portfolio is a big part of that decision, so is a vendor’s partner program and the perks, resources and assistance it offers solution providers to help them navigate the rapidly evolving data storage market. Here we present the 5-Star designees in the storage technology space.