Gartner Research

Hybrid Cloud Gateway Appliances Expand Cloud Storage Use Cases

Published: 10 January 2011

ID: G00209453

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos , Adam W. Couture


On-site hybrid appliances are improving the attractiveness of cloud storage by simplifying its deployment. At the same time, they are addressing the security, performance and vendor viability concerns that have inhibited its deployment beyond basic off-site backup/restore and archiving.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Defining a Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance?
  • Hybrid Cloud Storage ROI
  • Hybrid Cloud Storage Affects Disaster Recovery
  • Vendor Comparison Criteria
    • Product Maturity
    • Product Positioning
    • Vendor Viability and Financial Considerations
  • Representative Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance Vendors

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