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Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments

August 29, 2011

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  • By Vanessa Alvarez
  • with Robert Whiteley III,
  • Eric Chi

Why Read This Report

The storage industry is undergoing a transition. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) execs know that storage is a core component of enabling private cloud environments. But to achieve cloud flexibility and economics, the storage architectures in place needed to change. With many acquisitions taking place, as well as new solutions on the market, I&O professionals must prepare their storage environments. This document will walk you through the drivers shaping the midrange storage market, the 10 criteria that I&O teams should focus on when selecting a solution, and a summary of the top 11 solutions in the space.

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Table of Contents

  • New Business Initiatives Force New Storage Solutions
  • A Mix Of 10 Criteria Shape The Midrange Storage Landscape
  • The Midrange Storage Landscape Consists Of Two Vendor Categories
  • Other Vendors To Consider

  • Focus Your Storage On Simplification, Convergence, And Automation
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents