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Enterprise File Sync and Share Will Shift Storage Management Burden From the Edge to Data Centers or Cloud

Published: 27 March 2013

ID: G00249358

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos


Enterprise file sync and share services will likely push more distributed end-user data into the data center or cloud storage infrastructure. IT architects and administrators should be prepared for another layer of complexity and risk.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • When planning to reduce or eliminate entry-level NAS deployment in remote small offices, IT departments can explore EFSS services as an alternative
  • When deploying EFSS services, data center architects will need to revisit data protection methodology and information governance policies
  • To cater to the specific characteristics of the EFSS workload, data center architects need to re-evaluate their storage infrastructure

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