Gartner Research

Hybrid Cloud Storage Can Be an Antidote to Rapid Data Growth

Published: 15 July 2013

ID: G00251890

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Gene Ruth

Summary

The introduction of cloud storage into an organization offers great promise, but also affects IT infrastructure and operations. IT leaders need to develop an economic model for their storage environment, as well as SLA requirements for an end-to-end hybrid cloud architecture.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Cloud Storage Gateways
  • Hybrid Cloud Application Integration
  • On-Premises, Custom Cloud Storage Software
  • File Sync and Share

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rapid data growth will challenge IT budgets and force IT leaders to add public cloud storage to their technology portfolios
  • Hybrid cloud storage will require IT organizations to deal with new vendors and work at the edge of an evolving industry
  • Hybrid cloud storage planning shifts the focus of talent acquisition from storage architects to project management and information governance experts

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