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Simplify Branch Office Storage by Using Cloud Technologies With File Share and Sync

Published: 27 March 2014

ID: G00262036

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Gene Ruth, Pushan Rinnen


Increasing enterprise mobility and a growing shortage of local IT resources are making conventional branch office storage obsolete. IT leaders should consider the advantages of cloud-based technology for providing integrated storage in branch offices, and they should include file share and sync.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Consider the Economics
  • Mitigate the Risks of New Approaches and/or New Vendors
  • Include Collaboration Capabilities as a Key Selection Factor in the Implementation
  • Define the Workloads and Match the Appropriate Approaches

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