Gartner Research

2019 Strategic Roadmap for Storage

Published: 07 May 2019

ID: G00389523

Analyst(s): Joseph Unsworth , Jerry Rozeman , Santhosh Rao , Julian Tirsu, Julia Palmer


Improvements in performance, scale and ease of use are driving down the cost of on-premises storage while enabling agility. To benefit from these advances, I&O leaders should redeploy resources to leverage high-impact storage technologies in support of digital business.

Table Of Contents


  • Future State
    • Nonvolatile Memory
    • Storage Drives and Interfaces
    • Communication and Transport Protocols
    • Primary Storage
    • Unstructured and Semistructured Data Storage
    • Backup Software and Storage
    • Archival Storage
    • Public Cloud Storage
    • Edge/Branch Office Storage
    • Storage Monitoring
    • Storage Management
    • Data Management
  • Current State
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • Application Roadmap Discussions Often Do Not Involve I&O Storage Teams
    • Public Cloud Storage Services Require Developer Skills
    • Hybrid IT Exacerbates Data Management Challenges
    • Hybrid IT Inhibits the I&O Team’s Ability to Meet Recovery SLAs
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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