DISRUPTIVE STORAGE INNOVATION

Gartner shows how IT leaders can benefit from software-defined storage and public cloud

THE STORAGE INDUSTRY IS AT A TIPPING POINT

By 2016, server-based storage solutions will lower storage hardware costs by 50% or more.

By 2018, 3 of the top 7 general-purpose disk array vendors will either be acquired or exit the storage hardware business through divestitures.

What do these changes mean for IT organizations today? Find out in this Gartner analysis.

WHAT DOES GARTNER RECOMMEND?

  • Assess emerging storage vendors, technologies, and approaches for a combined strategy to meet specific workload requirements.
  • Insist on storage technologies that support hybrid cloud infrastructures.
  • Prioritize software, customer support, and overall ecosystem when evaluating vendors.

Read about the advantages of software-defined storage and public cloud to stay competitive in a shifting IT landscape.