Cloud Investigate

IDC analyst paper: Eliminate shortcomings in your cloud architecture with Smarter Storage

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Executive Summary

As a result of business pressures and economic realities facing IT organizations today, technology executives need to continuously implement more efficient ways to run IT services for their companies. Increased reliance on IT systems to run business operations has heightened the need for reliability and performance across the datacenter. For this reason, enterprises are deploying private and hosted clouds to respond faster to business demands for new applications, to improve service levels for given workloads, and to reduce cost across the datacenter. The enterprise storage architecture deployed is paramount to ensuring agility, performance, and reliability of a private or hosted cloud.

This paper examines the benefits of and barriers to private cloud deployments and identifies the storage challenges enterprises face with these deployment models.

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