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Trends CIOs Should Watch as the Cloud Integrated Storage Industry Evolves

Published: 04 August 2014

ID: G00268645

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth


Enterprises are transitioning mission-critical workloads to public cloud storage as the cloud storage industry consolidates in the backdrop. We outline several recommendations for CIOs to ensure business continuity and lower total cost of ownership.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • IT organizations face a cloud storage industry that is consolidating around a few large vendors
  • Service providers are experimenting with pricing strategies for cloud integrated storage (CIS) that provide creative purchasing opportunities for customers
  • Large storage vendors are slowing enterprise CIS adoption by not offering branded solutions
  • The cloud storage industry is failing to provide large-scale implementations to meet the increasingly sophisticated demand from customers

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