The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012, July 27, 2012 In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.
Use of Cloud Storage Services
While interest in storage virtualization has dipped, cloud storage services are finding more takers. Twenty-five percent of respondents plan to implement cloud storage by 2013; and while 43% say they aren't using it, that's an 8% decline from 2010.
"Cloud storage is mature, reliable and particularly well suited for data backup, archival and disaster recovery scenarios, and security doesn't need to be a deal breaker," wrote Marko in "State of Storage 2012." Email and archiving remain popular uses for cloud storage.