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European Storage Manager Survey 2015: Enterprise IT Ripe for Software-Defined Storage

European Storage Manager Survey 2015: Enterprise IT Ripe for Software-Defined Storage

This study analyzes European storage managers' attitude, adoption patterns, and uptake barriers around software-defined storage (SDS) solutions. It presents the results of a recent IDC survey of 556 Western European storage managers, IT decision makers, and influencers from small, midsize, and large enterprises about their plans around software-defined storage technologies in 2015.

"SDS solutions see healthy growth in Europe, as European organizations are transforming their infrastructure to be ready for the demands of digital transformation. Organizations are seeking storage technologies that can help them to become independent of expensive proprietary storage hardware products and adopt a highly automated, agile, and software-driven infrastructure to respond quicker to changing business needs and contain costs," said Carla Arend, program director, European storage and cloud research, IDC.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Situation Overview
Software-Defined Storage Landscape in Europe
SDS Adoption Drivers: Cost, Automation, and Freedom from Vendor Lock-In
Barriers to SDS Adoption
Preferred SDS Supplier for European Organizations
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Appendix
Synopsis
Figure: Interest in Software-Defined Storage
Figure: Drivers for Adoption of Software-Defined Storage
Figure: Reasons for Not Buying Software-Defined Storage
Figure: Preferred Provider for Software-Defined Storage
Figure: Investment and Interest in SDS to Simplify Management and Administration
Figure: Investment and Interest in SDS to Lower Costs with Standard Hardware
Figure: Vertical Segments' Interest in Software-Defined Storage

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