Posts tagged ‘research’
Check out the latest report from Forrester Research (available at Tech Target) that describes the limitations that make the Object Storage technology the wrong choice for many organization’s storage requirements.
The report is titled “Prepare for Object Storage in the Enterprise and it defines object storage as “Storage of data that is broken into distinct segments, each containing a unique identifier that allows for retrieval and integrity verification of the data.”
From Dave Raffo at Tech Target:
The report isn’t anti-object storage. It points out object storage systems’ value in the areas of massive scalability, greater custom control over data, the ability to reduce management and hardware costs, and its WORM and shared tenancy features. It also recommends object storage for certain workloads. But it also looks at the downsides that need to be considered before adopting an object storage system.
For more, see the full article.
The Pew Research Center released a report late last year that confirms many of the trends that we’ve been seen regarding overall adoption of cloud computing services. The most interesting element from the perspective of cloud storage was the finding that users are very concerned about cloud service providers using data they store or provide to target advertising (see the section “Cloud users to providers: let’s keep the data between us.”)
This bodes well for cloud storage providers with subscription (and presumably ad-free) models.