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Ten Predictions for Cloud Storage in 2014

  • Ten Predictions for Cloud Storage in 2014-

    Multiple flavors of cloud storage will become standard, making storing all types of data in the cloud much more economically viable. Expect more activity around data tiering in the cloud, with cloud tiers ranging from enterprise-class to archive. Companies who are currently satisfied with one tier of service (either archive or standard) will look for ways to simultaneously support multiple tiers in the cloud as they push more and different data to the cloud. As the first set of cloud data ages, these companies will also demand automatic tiering based on age.

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Ten Predictions for Cloud Storage in 2014

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    Multiple flavors of cloud storage will become standard, making storing all types of data in the cloud much more economically viable. Expect more activity around data tiering in the cloud, with cloud tiers ranging from enterprise-class to archive. Companies who are currently satisfied with one tier of service (either archive or standard) will look for ways to simultaneously support multiple tiers in the cloud as they push more and different data to the cloud. As the first set of cloud data ages, these companies will also demand automatic tiering based on age.

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.