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Q&A: The Top Questions And Answers On Enterprise Storage In H1 2013

Your Peers Seek Answers On Storage Efficiency, Modernization, Consumerization, Performance, And Vendor Selection

October 10, 2013

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In the first half of 2013, Forrester advised over 100 enterprise IT professionals on their most important storage decisions. After analyzing these engagements, we found that the five categories of storage questions from enterprise IT professionals focused on: 1) improving storage efficiency (26%); 2) managing storage consumerization (25%); 3) selecting vendors (25%); 4) modernizing archives (19%); and 5) improving performance (5%). Forrester's recommendations span people, process, and, of course, technology, such as all-flash arrays, cloud-based file sync and share platforms, and object storage. If you are an IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professional responsible for your strategic storage decisions, read this report to see our answers to questions your peers are asking.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. How do we improve storage efficiency to do more with less?
  • 2. What solutions modernize archived and unstructured data?
  • 3. What is the enterprise response to storage consumerization?
  • 4. How should we meet rising performance requirements?
  • 5. Which tier one storage vendor and product should I buy?