In 2019, technological advances are driving changes in the hardware maintenance requirements, as well.
The cloud is enabling IT teams to move hardware out of the internal data center but many of the data sets and applications cannot be moved to the cloud. Third-party hardware maintenance vendors can offer services for much lower costs, relieving the challenges that come with managing legacy systems in a cloudified IT world.
The big data analytics movement is emerging as a key trend. This often means finding ways to resolve major storage challenges. Central to this issue is a need to balance high-performance systems for active data and high-capacity arrays for archived information.
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