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China Summary Translation: Trends CIOs Should Watch as the Cloud Integrated Storage Industry Evolves

Published: 20 January 2015

ID: G00273403

Analyst(s): Gene Ruth, Jimmie Chang


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.

Table Of Contents



Trends CIOs Should Watch as the Cloud Integrated Storage Industry Evolves

  • Impacts
  • Recommendations


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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