I&O leaders seeking to leverage the elasticity benefits of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) are beginning to evaluate the evolved, modern hybrid cloud storage capabilities that enable transformation of data using public cloud compute infrastructure. Most storage vendors present I&O leaders with their capabilities to integrate with public cloud storage. In this research, we provide clarification and direction on how I&O leaders can leverage five different approaches to hybrid cloud storage.
Below we compare the impact of different hybrid cloud storage approaches in the enterprise data center. Gartner observed that agility-oriented solutions are still maturing due to the nascent nature of hybrid cloud workflow, use cases and lack of visibility among I&O leaders.