Storage stands apart in the world of IT infrastructure. Despite delivering capabilities that the industry could only dream of just a few years ago, it also carries the last vestiges of an obsolete model of how IT solutions are sold and managed. There is still a class distinction in storage.
The storage industry segments its offerings into products targeted at either “enterprise” or “midrange” markets but rarely addresses both within the same product family. As a result, the solutions that the industry delivers into these spaces tend to be completely different offerings, running completely different software stacks.