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Published: 22 Oct 2012

online storage services are proliferating and becoming more diverse. While backup is the driving force for the market, services like email archiving, disaster recovery and primary storage are beginning to hop on the bandwagon--especially archiving. "The majority of activity that's happened in the marketplace, it's been on the backup side," says Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group, Hopkinton, MA. "That's the No. 1 place where SaaS [storage as a service] has been successful." That's starting to change. Non-backup-related products like Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), Hewlett Packard's online services and Atempo's digital archiving product are making headway in the market. Email archiving, for one, is beginning to explode. "Email archiving is a hot, hot trend because email has become a common person's repository," says Taneja. Home users and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) now make up the bulk of SaaS customers. Still, larger organizations seem to be catching on quickly, especially with email archiving. And many public ... Access >>>

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