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Where now for storage? Dell EMC, NetApp and HPE

April 6, 2021

In this first article of two, we look at Dell, HPE and NetApp. All three are making a big play towards the cloud – with Dell EMC and HPE’s consumption models very prominent – and NetApp, the only pure play storage supplier of the three, being noticeably vocal about things like containers.

IDC forecasts that more than 50% of core datacentre infrastructure and 75% of edge infrastructure will be sold as a service by 2024.

That trend is driven by the cloud and its as-a-service mode and it potentially hits storage suppliers hard, with their historic dependence on the sale of hardware products.

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