Putting The Pieces In Place For Cloud Storage
Solution providers have a growing arsenal of tools aimed at helping build storage clouds in response to a variety of customer requirements. Whether it's for security concerns, or for specific applications, or because of the realization that public clouds are not as cost-effective as users often think, made-to-order storage clouds offer very real alternatives to the likes of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and their peers.
For CRN's 2016 Cloud Storage Week, we're taking a look at 24 offerings that provide major components to storage clouds that solution providers can build. Of course, this is only scratching the surface, as there are a great deal of other components ranging from external cache controllers to cloud storage gateways that help keep cloud-based storage private and secure.
However, if a partner prefers to avoid the do-cloud-yourself step, there are many options for helping customers take advantage of pre-built clouds. CRN profiled 16 such offerings earlier this week.
Here's a look at the possibilities.