Enterprise Cloud Storage: Much More Than Enterprise Cloud Storage
Think "cloud storage" is all about storing massive amounts of data in the cloud? Well, yes, it is. But it is so much more. It's about finding new ways to manage stored data, to archive it, to protect it, to migrate it, and more.
Dozens of companies ranging from hyper-scale public cloud providers to hard drive vendors are offering innovative ways to better store, manage and protect enterprise data. It is a business that can go one of two ways:
-- Indirect, via a channel partner who can help customers find the best way to implement the technology to meet present and future requirements.
-- Direct, in which case the poor customer is on his or her own.
Because of the diversity of offerings, enterprise cloud storage is a business seemingly made for the channel. CRN has gathered 10 new offerings highlighting that diversity that were unveiled in the first half of 2016.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")