Trends Report

Cache Is King In Cloud Storage Enablement

How Cloud Storage Gateways Can Facilitate Storage Across The WAN

August 6th, 2012
With contributors:
Christopher Voce , Eric Chi

Summary

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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