Gartner Research

Data Sent to the Cloud Must Be Supported by Effective Storage Management Skills

Published: 25 March 2016

ID: G00292009

Analyst(s): Garth Landers, Valdis Filks, Alan Dayley

Summary

Infrastructure and operations leaders can save on capital purchase and operational costs when moving storage to the cloud; however, governance and accountability for storage management costs remain with the IT department. I&O leaders must manage their storage and data to optimize their applications.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • To keep the costs of data growth from spiraling out of control when transitioning to cloud storage, I&O leaders must hire staff to handle data management, archiving, retirement and deletion
  • The responsibility for storage forecasts, budgets, services, contracts and availability remains with I&O leaders, regardless of the data's location
  • I&O leaders who do not manage their storage and data won't be able to optimize their applications or create tactical and strategic plans for storage and data management

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