Software’s Frontrunners: Game-Changers and Rainmakers in 2016

“It’s difficult to guess who’s going to change the game in some markets, especially since they’re so diverse. But what I can say is the biggest game-changer will come from the vendor that successfully combines flexibility with ease of use. Modern software is often flexible but comes with a complexity that makes it hard for mainstream enterprises to adopt it. We’ve seen this with OpenStack, Hadoop, NoSQL and even containers. In the market I know well, storage, the current big question is whether hyperconverged software or non-hyperconverged software is best. Unlike other companies, we at Hedvig believe that companies should choose how they deploy their software, and both should be easy to use. That choice should not be baked into the architecture.” – Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder, Hedvig.

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“It’s difficult to guess who’s going to change the game in some markets, especially since they’re so diverse. But what I can say is the biggest game-changer will come from the vendor that successfully combines flexibility with ease of use. Modern software is often flexible but comes with a complexity that makes it hard for mainstream enterprises to adopt it. We’ve seen this with OpenStack, Hadoop, NoSQL and even containers. In the market I know well, storage, the current big question is whether hyperconverged software or non-hyperconverged software is best. Unlike other companies, we at Hedvig believe that companies should choose how they deploy their software, and both should be easy to use. That choice should not be baked into the architecture.” – Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder, Hedvig