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Vol. 10 Num. 3 May 2011

Where is the cloud storage market headed?

Break down the cloud storage services market and you’ll find players both big and small jockeying for position in key segments. The cloud storage market is just beginning to hit its stride. For the past few years, cloud storage was largely the province of developers, who have used it as a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go resource to park data for particular projects. But now we’re beginning to see the cloud being embraced by traditional IT teams for a whole new set of storage applications. Based on conversations with vendors and users, we believe 2011 will be a cross-over year with mid-sized and enterprise IT stepping up to drive the cloud storage agenda and, increasingly, the adoption of cloud storage technologies. This shift from development to production is one of the macro trends shaping the market for cloud storage products, profiled in Taneja Group’s “Emerging Market Forecast for Cloud Storage.” Based on our research, the cloud storage products market is currently a $4 billion space that will grow to almost $10 billion by ...

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Features in this issue

  • Storage budget recovery on a roll

    by  Rich Castagna, Editorial Director

    Data storage budgets are recovering from their recessionary pounding. But while storage managers might have more money to spend, they’ll need yet more capacity to meet new demands.

  • Blueprint for cloud-based disaster recovery

    by  Jacob Gsoedl

    Cloud storage and computing services offer a number of alternatives for cloud-based DR depending on the recovery time and recovery point objectives a company requires.

  • Capacity and the law drive email archiving

    by  Rich Castagna

    In our most recent Snapshot survey, we asked respondents why they were archiving: 28% say they’re doing it for legal issues, while 26% use it for capacity management.

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