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Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN

August 6, 2012

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  • By Andrew Reichman
  • with Christopher Voce,
  • Eric Chi

Why Read This Report

Cloud storage options abound these days, and enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are eager to take advantage of expected cost and flexibility benefits. But for most data-intensive workloads, sending large volumes of data over the WAN remains a barrier because of increased bandwidth cost and unpredictable or unacceptable performance. What's more, API integration to cloud providers is a challenge for most firms, and security concerns remain. Cloud gateways propose to solve a variety of these issues by caching frequently accessed data locally as well as offering a variety of services aimed at improving the cloud storage experience. This report focuses on the growing marketplace of vendors offering solutions to these challenges and the characteristics that differentiate them.

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Table of Contents

  • Growing Pains Limit The Potential Of Cloud Storage
  • Cloud Gateways Can Help Overcome Cloud Storage Barriers
  • Cloud Gateways Connect To Public, Private, And Hybrid Cloud Options
  • Cloud Gateway Options Span Many Capabilities And Partner Options

  • Understand Your Data And Pick The Approach That Fits
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