10 Storage Predictions For 2014


2. Dark Linings In Public Storage Clouds

Storage clouds are in for some rough winds in 2014 thanks to the demise of both Nirvanix and Trustyd, as well as Symantec's decision to end its Backup Exec.cloud offering.

Those closures, combined with public cloud providers' continuing moves to cut prices while adding enterprise capabilities, will make cloud storage offerings from companies such as Amazon, Rackspace and Microsoft increasingly attractive.

However, the real growth in cloud storage in 2014 will be from private clouds developed by partners for customers who want the flexibility of public clouds but require the kind of security and performance public clouds cannot offer.