If you keep up with -- or even occasionally read about -- small business technology, then you've no doubt heard that both the rate and the amount of data growth around the globe is staggering. And it affects small business just as much as the big guys, which is one reason why Dell's move into providing data storage solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses is no surprise.
Sanjeev Aggarwal and Laurie McCabe, co-founders of the analyst firm, SMB Group, discuss what the company's latest acquisition of AppAssure, a company that provides continuous data protection, holds for small business.
Storage is a key requirement for today’s small-to-medium business (SMB) and mid-market enterprises. As the amount of data multiplies, and the need to protect critical data grows, SMBs now require many of the same data storage capabilities as larger enterprises.
With these requirements in mind, Dell recently announced the acquisition of AppAssure–the company’s first acquisition since launching its new Software Group. AppAssure will be part of Dell’s enterprise storage and software line-up, and underscores Dell intent to extend its footprint in the storage solutions market. The acquisition helps Dell take another big step in its enterprise solutions strategy and deliver a Fluid Data architecture that automatically and intelligently optimizes and protects data everywhere.
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