By Bharath Vasudevan, Director of Product Management, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software-defined and Cloud Group.
IT moves quickly.

Every new trend that comes along is labeled the next big thing, and incremental improvements to age-old problems are cheered by the masses. With so much fanfare inviting every new entrant into the IT market, VARs (Value Added Resellers) face the almost insurmountable task of choosing the right technologies to sell while drowning out the background noise. What VARs are looking for are the truly disruptive technologies.In the last few decades, IT has seen its share of truly great disruptors.
In the ‘80s, Microsoft made it possible to distribute compute resources away from the centralized mainframe.
In the ‘90s, EMC created a way to consolidate storage into shared storage arrays connected through Storage Area Networks (SANs).

Then in the 2000s, VMware introduced the concept of x86 virtualization. When these companies first rose to prominence, they were just startups with small teams and big ideas.

They also had some great VARs that recognized their potential early on and helped build their companies into empires.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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