When in-house storage wins out over cloud

Cloud storage providers have aggressively promoted the cloud model as the way forward. And by and large, they are right. Cloud computing has completely rewritten the playbook for how flexible, dynamic, and efficient IT should be. But there is also still much to be said for ownership which has some clear advantages too. For instance, once you get to a petabyte of data it is more cost-effective to store this in-house than on the cloud. Keeping your data in-house also offers local control, visibility, auditability, and service and performance levels you can’t often get with a cloud storage service, much less guarantee. So when does it make sense to keep storage in-house versus moving it to the cloud?

Join GigaOM Research and our sponsor Cleversafe for answers to “When in-house storage wins out over cloud” a free webinar on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:00 PDT.

Key topics of discussion:

  • Drivers for moving storage to the public cloud – Storage as a Service
  • Drivers for keeping storage in your private cloud
  • Can you achieve cloud-scalable storage at public cloud prices but in your private cloud?
  • Examples of companies building cloud-scalable storage in a private cloud
  • When does the hybrid cloud model make sense?

Who should attend


  • CIOs
  • CFOs
  • IT architects
  • IT decision makers, business strategists, and decision makers
  • Cloud platform providers
  • Service provider executives
  • Enterprise software and technology vendors