As businesses struggle to manage data growth across their organizations, they face challenges in planning, integrating, managing, and supporting their storage infrastructures. IDC's Storage and Data Management Services research identifies opportunities and analyzes strategies for storage vendors, services firms, and channel organizations that market and deliver storage professional and support services. It also provides them with valuable insights to leverage opportunities in the emerging cloud-based storage market, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), cloud-based backup, file collaboration, archiving, and replication services.
Online backup, archiving, and replication services
Cloud storage offerings
Other related infrastructure services
Service opportunities regarding networked storage infrastructures as well as storage hardware and software technologies
The role of established consulting, integration, and outsourcing firms in this market
The evolution of managed storage service offerings
Storage Services Forecast and Analysis
Storage Services: Competitive Profiles and Market Landscape
Storage Services Opportunity for Big Data
Storage Services: The Role of Virtualization and Storage Efficiency
Storage Services Opportunity for Converged Infrastructure
Cloud Storage Services and Opportunity
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Key Questions Answered
What are the opportunities for providing storage consulting, integration, management, and support services?
What are the opportunities for providing storage virtualization–related services?
What are the opportunities for providing online and "cloud" storage services?
What are the most important actions that storage service organizations can take to increase their market share?
What strategies should storage technology firms use to raise customer satisfaction?
What are the opportunities associated with data protection, storage efficiency, big data, and converged infrastructure?
Storage Services: The Opportunity Shifts
IDC's Storage and Data Management Services research examines how storage and data management service providers are positioning themselves to compete in the storage and data management marketplace. Examples of companies covered include:
Accenture, Amazon S3, AT&T, Autonomy, Brocade, Carbonite, CSC, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, GlassHouse, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Iron Mountain, NetApp, Nirvanix, Symantec, and Verizon.
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Unparalleled Coverage of End-User Requirements Across Vertical Industries
Whether you are a technology buyer or provider, IDC Insights' research translates today's global end-user requirements and trends into business opportunities for your organization. With dedicated businesses targeting energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, IDC provides unmatched integration of global technology and vertical industry expertise to deliver industry-specific customer intelligence that gives clients a powerful business advantage.