Cloud will become a dominant vision for enterprise IT in the year 2015, as big data evolves and drives the need for clustered storage and converged infrastructure. Enterprises are increasingly interested in the cloud and what it can do for them, but IT managers are discovering that one size does not always fit all. Depending on the significance and vitality of data, organizations may opt for a public cloud, as it is more economical and convenient, while others might opt for private clouds for compliance, security and customization requirements. However, enterprises often require features of both the public and the private cloud: Agility, Time to Market, Security and Data Sovereignty.
A flexible approach is required, driven by rapidly changing trends in mobility, big data/analytics, application architectures and social media. Enterprises want the advantage of the economics and elasticity of cloud while maintaining control of their data.
What is important to note is that Cloud Integrated Storage is not only helping companies manage their data efficiently but also improve backup and recovery. In fact 29% of the IT decision makers surveyed by ESG want to improve backup and recovery in the next 12 months!