Storage software may become another commodity
"The software in question is the array-based firmware that all vendors sell with their mid-range or high-end disk boxes, and which provides key functions such as data mirroring and snapshotting. It counts for a lot. For EMC, array-based software represented about $750m of new license sales last year, about half of all its new software license revenue. What threatens to commoditize these products is virtualization software."
(Submitted by Noel Tue May 4, 2004 )
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