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IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable: Dealing with information overload - Top storage trends 2014

ARN's latest roundtable, Dealing with information overload - Top storage trends 2014, was held at Est Private Dining in Sydney. With the amount of data continuing to soar, the complexity of the IT infrastructure is driving companies to look for modern storage solutions to deal with the increasingly complex customer requirements. Attendees discussed a number of storage trends that are sweeping the market in 2014. Cloud-based storage, storage virtualisation, software-defined storage (SDS) - an integral part of the software-defined environment - and flash technology are some of the hot trends driving major change in the business landscape.

  • From left: Ben LeHuray (Ingram Micro), Nenad Mihalic (IBM), Jonathan Fox (Ingram Micro), Adrian Toole (The Somerville Group), Dwayne Varey (Uber Global), Tony Fleming (Verizon Business), Karen Drewitt (The Missing Link), Michael Giusti (Harbour IT), Kevin McIsaac (IBRS), Nick Stranks (Ethan Group), Jennifer O'Brien (ARN), Sean Murphy (Nexus), Nermin Bajric (ARN), Jake Wynne (Oriel Technologies), Agnies Gron (Meridian), Jes Kongsmark (IBM).

  • The menu choices.

  • Harbour IT's Michael Giusti networking with Sean Murphy of Nexus and Jake Wynne of Oriel Technologies.

  • Sean Murphy of Nexus chatting with Nick Stranks of Ethan Group.

  • Jonathan Fox of Ingram Micro discussing trends with Nenad Mihalic of IBM and Jes Kongsmark of IBM.

  • Harbour IT's Michael Giusti and Jake Wynne chatting business.

  • Group chat.

  • Networking and mingling before the Roundtable lunch gets underway.

  • Networking and mingling.

  • Kevin McIsaac of IBRS discusses market trends with ARN's Nermin Bajric.

  • IBM's Jes Kongsmark and Nenad Mihalic as well as Ingram Micro's Ben LeHuray chat with Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link.

  • Tony Fleming of Verizon Business talks with Jennifer O'Brien of ARN about the role of the telco.

  • IBM's Nenad Mihalic and Jes Kongsmark network with partners.

  • More networking.

  • IBM's Jes Kongsmark chats with Meridian's Agnies Gron and Karen Drewitt of The Missing Link.

  • Getting down to business at Est Private Dining.

  • IBM's Nenad Mihalic addresses partners.

  • The Roundtable on Top Storage Trends gets underway.

  • IBM's Jes Kongsmark talks about market opportunities.

  • Harbour IT's Michael Giusti talks about channel opportunities in the storage space.

  • Group discussion gets lively.

  • Partners reveal market opportunities and hot trends in the storage market.

  • More discussion.

  • The Somerville Group's Adrian Toole shares his vision.

  • Kevin McIsaac of IBRS sees massive opportunity in the information management arena.

  • Ingram Micro's Ben LeHuray discusses the hot area of software-defined storage.

  • Group discussion.

  • Jake Wynne of Oriel Technologies talks about the financial considerations and challenges of a channel partner.

  • Group chat.

  • Meridian's Agnies Gron said resellers must address a new buying partner: the CMO.

  • Dwayne Varey of Uber Global discusses cloud challenges and opportunities.

  • Tony Fleming of Verizon Business outlines the changing role of the telco.

  • Nick Stranks of Ethan Group talks about the orchestration and management of storage as key market opportunities.

  • Jonathan Fox of Ingram Micro chats with channel partners.

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