By Drew Robb | Datamation | September 25th, 2022
Now the cloud is the home of the bulk of newly stored data. As time goes on, less and less storage is going to be retained outside of the cloud.
See below for some of the top trends in growing cloud storage market:
Repatriation Of Cloud Workloads
The move to cloud storage has been one of the biggest disruptive trends in IT.
The CapEx and operational cost benefits were so compelling that CIOs shifted company data significantly to the cloud. Much of the move of data to the cloud was funded by a reduction in CIOs’ on-premises data center management costs.
The thought was that everything would move to the cloud over time, and on-premises technical resources would never be needed again. However, it is now well understood that the costs of storing and moving data in the cloud are not always the most economical approach.
“As a result, CIOs have been forced to repatriate some of their on-premises solutions for workloads that cause excessive cloud costs,” said Derek Dicker, CEO, Nyriad.
“The realization that not all storage is going to the cloud and the lack of on-premises storage management resources has given rise to hybrid storage-as-a-service (hybrid STaaS).”
Increasingly, Dicker added, CIOs need a hybrid approach to ensure data is stored most efficiently. Further, storage repatriated to on-premises locations must be easy to consume and manage. To the users, therefore, the lines between consuming storage in the cloud and consuming it locally will be blurred.
“It’s not all coming back, and it is not all going to the cloud,” Dicker said. “Hybrid is here to stay.”