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China Summary Translation: '2017 Strategic Road Map for Storage'

Published: 29 August 2017

ID: G00338499

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen , Ben Lee


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



2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • 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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