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.
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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.

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