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Best Practice in Implementing Scalable Storage Solutions for Nonvirtualized, Hosted Customers

Published: 23 May 2017

ID: G00324319

Analyst(s): Martin Reynolds , Heeral Kota


On-premises, nonvirtualized environments remain the backbone of many businesses. Technology product management leaders migrating these environments into their hosted data centers can offer distributed, scalable storage as a profitable first step in modernization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build Clear Templates to Help Clients Migrate to Distributed Storage Solutions Without Compromising Integrity or Reliability to Build Confidence in the Outsourcing Model
  • Ensure Your Storage Services Provide Simple Contract Terms That Clearly Define the Savings Over Keeping the Infrastructure On-Premises
  • Educate Your Clients on the Risks of Implementing a Distributed Storage Solution to Ensure There Are No Mistaken Expectations About the Benefits
  • Leverage the Migration to Drive More Customers Into Your Infrastructure, Enabling You to Increase Your Revenue and Profits, While Cutting the Customers' Costs
  • Relevant Use Cases

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