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Storage User Demand Study, 2014 — Fall Edition: Growing Demand for Private Storage Cloud

Storage User Demand Study, 2014 — Fall Edition: Growing Demand for Private Storage Cloud

This IDC study provides an analysis of IDC's recent survey of 1,000+ storage administrators around the world completed as part of the biannual Storage User Demand Study. Cloud solutions and services become a common element of storage infrastructures for the mainstream community of end users. At the same time, according to the biannual Storage User Demand Study completed at the end of 2014, end users continue to evaluate different approaches to integrating cloud offerings and deployments for the best fit for the needs and requirements of their companies."The premise of a public cloud to deliver cost-effective, flexible solutions to storage customers also enables a relatively painless switch of cloud providers in search of better price, performance, or services," says Natalya Yezhkova, research director, Storage. "Also, end users concerned with security, performance, and/or cost of public cloud services step back into on-premises/private cloud environments contributing to the expansion of hybrid cloud deployments, which use the best of both the public and the private cloud worlds."

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Situation Overview
Adoption of Storage Cloud: Public Cloud Continues to Lead, Private Catches Up
Public Cloud: Reduction in Capex and Opex, Datacenter Upgrade, and Flexible Pricing Are Among Top Drivers for Adoption
Public Cloud: No Strong Loyalty from Users
Public Cloud: What Is It Used For?
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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