I’ve Got 99 Problems, But Storage ain’t One

A new report out this week calls for a 38% CAGR growth for Storage as a Service [STaaS] from 2015 – 2019. Impressive #s no doubt. While storage consumption in the consumer and business space keeps growing exponentially — no one seems to want to own disc any more! Traditional premise based storage is forecasted for only a 15% CAGR. Why?

Disaster Recovery, latency response times, and elasticity to regional demand are all increasingly driving enterprise IT to seek out AWS solutions like S3, and newer MSP / telco led solutions. Justifying a premise based buy, even with security concerns with cloud based storage, is increasingly harder for IT & Finance decision makers.

What role will legacy, transactional VARs adopt as this trend continues in 2017?
[ Data Source ReportsnReports.com]