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2014 State of Storage Survey

“If you just look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. However, flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.”

Data stores are big, with 83% of IT professionals reporting 10% or better annual growth.  27% of them are wrangling 25% or more yearly increases. The main culprit: enterprise databases and data warehouses.

Are storage vendors keeping pace with this growth?  Is there a disconnect?

Certainly debatable, but as a tech marketer, our latest 2014 State of Storage research report can help storage marketers better understand what their customers and prospects are grappling with when it comes to storage strategies and plans this year.  The report also gives insight into the vendors that IT professionals favor, as well as factors that go into storage purchasing decisions.

InformationWeek’s new report gauges the state of storage technology adoption in the enterprise, and looks at:

  • Most important technologies and features considered when making purchase decisions
  • Primary areas impacting growth
  • Top storage concerns
  • Planned storage projects
  • Storage vendors in use
  • Vendors considered leaders in storage virtualization
  • Changes on tap for storage admins this year

The research surveyed almost 250 respondents from organizations with 50 or more employees involved in storage strategy or operations.  42% have 5,000 or more employees; 31% are over 10,000. Financial services, education, and IT vendors are well represented, and 38% are IT director/manager or IT executive management (C-level/VP) level.

Download the full InformationWeek 2014 State of Storage Survey and find out what your customers and prospects are focused on this year.

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