CRN UK Report Quotes Nick Broadbent of DataCore Software UK

“This used to simply involve throwing in more external disk to combat data growth on the network. Virtualisation and hence consolidation has transformed all that with IT managers able to meet the business data growth needs by re-utilising external storage solutions already in their network,” said Nick Broadbent.

http://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn/news/2239784/recession-finally-hits-storage-4564528

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Storage Software Tracker, global storage software revenues in Q4, 2008 increased 3.6 per cent to $3.03bn (£2.16bn) over the same quarter a year ago. However, most vendors showed signs of slowed growth.

…Nick Broadbent, UK managing director of DataCore Software, agreed that managers are more reluctant to sign off what were previously considered organic IT spends.

“This used to simply involve throwing in more external disk to combat data growth on the network,” said Broadbent.

“Virtualisation and hence consolidation has transformed all that with IT managers able to meet the business data growth needs by re-utilising external storage solutions already in their network.”

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