Ten Predictions for Cloud Storage in 2014

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Thanks for your support; now how do I get out? Expect customer pressure to extend service-level agreements to include language around data export, data migration and data mobility, not just data security, access and availability. 2014 won’t just be about getting data into the cloud or managing the data once it’s in, it will give rise to more innovation around getting data out of the cloud and getting it into one cloud from another. Expect users to ask more pointed questions about outages and cloud commitment, all while they develop and plan cloud-to-cloud migration exit strategies in case of a cloud emergency.

2013 was a breakthrough year for cloud storage. A recent survey showed that 60 percent of businesses decided to store their data in the cloud, and the benefits they’ve begun to realize range from cost and time savings to maintenance-free storage infrastructure.

But the year also brought with it some controversy intertwined along with the successes. Whether it was high-profile cloud outages, the scramble around the Nirvanix shutdown or the daily drumbeat of data privacy stories resulting from the Snowden breach, the public was reminded constantly to remain cautious. So now, as the year nears a close, it’s a good time for collective reflection about what all this means for the industry and the technology.

With all of this as context, TwinStrata has identified 10 predictions they believe are sound bets for 2014.


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