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Competitive Landscape: Consumer Cloud Storage

Published: 17 May 2012

ID: G00228939

Analyst(s): Shalini Verma


The cloud storage market includes online storage and sync providers, personal cloud providers and digital lockers. While the market is currently small in revenue terms, it is an important piece of the personal cloud experience.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Lack of Differentiation Among Cloud Storage Providers
    • Large Social Platforms Limit the Opportunity to Directly Monetize Cloud Storage
    • Online Storage and Sync Providers are Benefiting From Device OEMs' Perception of Cloud Storage as a Strategic Value-Add
    • Digital Lockers Alter Their Offerings Much to the Benefit of Online Storage and Sync Providers
    • CSPs are Slow in Delivering Cloud Storage Offerings for Reducing Churn
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Competitive Dynamics
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Apple
    • Box
    • Dropbox
    • Google
    • Microsoft
    • Mozy
    • NewBay
    • RapidShare
    • SugarSync
    • Telefonica
  • References and Methodology

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