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Have we witnessed the end of an era? Has the great storage company growth boom ended with a series of big bang acquisitions: 3PAR, Archivas, Compellent, Data Domain, Diligent, EqualLogic, Isilon, LeftHand Networks, Ocarina, Storwize and more? Over the last five years a whole swathe of up-and-coming storage companies has been …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A safe bet...

    ...to say we can ignore Nexsan...

  2. The Fuzzy Wotnot
    Happy

    DataDomain?

    They are owned by EMC already, so they don't count.

  3. G Olson
    Boffin

    Darwinian effect

    The question is which absorbed company or product will be marginalized or diffused into obscurity within the larger behemoths; and then reborn in a slightly different form in another small company?

    [the blue eyes are looking at you HP]

  4. Storage Veteran

    Don't worry, many more are coming...

    We certainly haven't witnessed the end of an era, just another (albeit large) round of consolidation within the marketplace.

    There are 20+ new storage start-ups that are up and coming, such: -

    VirtualSharp Software - Disaster Recovery Assurance (for virtual/physical environments)

    Virsto - Storage I/O optimization (for Hyper-V environments)

    Evostor - Storage virtualization (for VMware environments)

    etc.

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