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Enterprise technology trends for 2021 shaped by COVID-19
This article is part of the Storage issue of Vol. 19, No. 1
We approached experts, analysts and industry insiders and asked them to share their observations on enterprise technology trends for 2021 as well as COVID-19's effect on the overall technology spectrum. Read on to find out what the leading thinkers and insiders we spoke to had to say about digitalization, convergence, resiliency, modern storage and multi-cloud, cloud storage for mainframes, and consolidation and efficiency. We also explore what these developments mean to enterprise IT as whole and -- most importantly for your organization -- how all this may affect your IT decision-making. Digitalization Digitalization has been the uber-buzzword in IT and business for several years now. The technology promises a range of advancements, including many that touch storage and infrastructure. This includes supporting and enabling technologies such as converged infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), disaggregated hyper-converged infrastructure and composable disaggregated infrastructure. According to a June 2020 report ...
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Features in this issue
This illustrated guide to energy-efficient data storage offers tips on offloading data to the cloud and areas to review when estimating storage costs.
Explore IT infrastructure and storage-related software, hardware and services that will likely be embraced in the coming year, and how the pandemic has influenced their use.
News in this issue
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