Storage-as-a-Service is, for many solution providers, their entry into cloud computing. It features all the hallmarks of a cloud computing offering, including the use of a shared infrastructure outside the customers' data center to store primary or backup data, and some form of virtualization to integrate that infrastructure seamlessly with existing storage and backup schemes. And since nearly every customer is looking for a better way to store data and back it up, there are plenty of opportunities to talk about off-site managed storage, whether or not the term "cloud" comes up. Here's a look at 20 cool vendors that can help take partners into the storage cloud.
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