6. Data Storage Needs
Clustered data and other cloud data storage technologies have been a hot commodity, according to industry observers, but documents outlining the NSA Prism program have revealed an effort by the agency to sniff network traffic at major intersections of the Internet on a global scale. The leak could fuel an interest in building, protecting and maintaining internal storage systems, potentially stifling the demand for public cloud storage. Solution providers say they could be pulled into more conversations about technologies that support private clouds and private Dropbox-style file sharing and storage technologies, assuming they can be properly protected.