Gartner Research

2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00324339

Analyst(s): Shane Harris , Robert Rhame , John McArthur , Santhosh Rao , Garth Landers , Stanley Zaffos , Valdis Filks , Pushan Rinnen , Raj Bala , Julia Palmer , Julian Tirsu , Dave Russell

Summary

Emerging storage hardware and software enable I&O leaders to lower acquisition costs per terabyte and improve manageability. In addition to focusing on agility, automation and cost reductions, IT leaders should address the cultural changes and skill set shortages caused by digital business projects.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • IT Agility
  • Cost Containment
  • Digital Business and Security
  • Future State
    • Storage Will Be Defined by Agility, Performance, Extensibility and Cost
    • Public Cloud Storage Will Be Used Mainly as Part of Cloud-Native Workloads Deployed in IaaS Environments
    • Digital Businesses Will Make Collaborations Between Mode 1 and Mode 2 a Standard Practice
  • Current State
    • Data, Storage and Performance Management Is Still Challenging
    • Public Cloud Storage Pricing Has Increased Complexity
    • Bimodal IT Has Become More Pervasive
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • Storage Infrastructure Management Consumes Highly Skilled Staff Resources
    • Public Cloud Storage Services Lack Infrastructure Transparency and Recovery Options and Require New Skills
    • Digital Business and Bimodal IT Adoption Rates Differ Drastically Among Organizations
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority for Short-Term Plans
    • Medium Priority for Midterm Plans
    • Lower Priority for Long-Term Plans

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