Gartner Research

Designing a Storage Strategy Document

Published: 22 January 2016

ID: G00292379

Analyst(s): Joseph Antelmi


Most IT organizations make tactical storage decisions, but few have an effective IT storage strategy. This research delivers guidance on writing a successful storage strategy and provides a template that storage architects can download to create a storage strategy document.

Table Of Contents


  • Executive Summary
    • Recommendations
    • Next Steps
    • Revision History
  • Demand
    • Business Context
    • Business Success
    • Business Capabilities
    • IT Contribution
  • Control
    • IT Principles
    • IT Governance
    • IT Financial Management
    • Metrics
  • Supply
    • Storage Services
    • Storage Architecture
    • People
    • Sourcing
  • Risks and Issues
    • Assumptions and Dependencies
    • Risk Assessment
    • Constraints
  • Detailed Appendices
    • Implementation Details


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