Published: 29 October 2013
As disruptive forces such as software-defined storage and public cloud gain momentum, IT leaders need to recalibrate their storage strategies to benefit from lower total cost of ownership and reduce vendor lock-in. We analyze the impact of key disruptive innovations and how to benefit from them.
Included in Full Research
- Decreasing risks and costs will catapult hybrid cloud storage services mainstream, appealing to business and IT managers, and enabling agility and scalability at lower costs
- Cost and complexity issues will drive storage managers to deploy new products from new vendors that offer workload-optimized storage solutions
- Innovations in software will cause data center managers to deploy software-defined storage offerings to improve agility and QoS while optimizing costs
- Rapid pace of innovation and growing industry support are propelling open-source platforms to the top of infrastructure managers' and business managers' shortlists for cloud and big data workloads