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November 2018, Vol. 17, No. 8

Information storage on the cloud is often the way to go nowadays

As recently as five years ago, a large majority of companies kept their most important information assets in the data center, where IT managers believed they could best manage, protect and control data and applications. That is changing, however, as the cloud continues to play an ever-more strategic role in IT investments. When it comes to the choice of where to park their data, companies are increasingly choosing the public cloud over on-premises storage. One major reason for this shift is clear: Data follows apps, and apps are moving to the cloud. A growing number of organizations now see information storage on cloud services as their preferred platform for new app development, taking advantage of Agile development methodologies and rapidly maturing container and microservices technologies. The gravitational pull of the cloud is strong for existing apps as well. A little more than four out of 10 IT respondents in a recent Taneja Group survey on public and hybrid cloud deployments said they already moved at least some apps to a...

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