Trends Report

Market Overview: Midrange Storage, Q3 2011

Unified Storage Architectures Enable Private Cloud Environments

August 29th, 2011
With contributors:
Eric Chi , Robert Whiteley III

Summary

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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