Items tagged with ECB

According to a forecast from Gartner, external controller-based (ECB) disk storage vendors will see remarkable revenue growth as the external cloud computing market (i.e., third-party cloud providers) continues to develop. In 2010, ECB disk storage revenue worldwide was $267.4 million; this year’s current pace puts 2011’s number at $417.3 million, and Gartner believes that in 2015, those revenues will reach $1.45 billion. Private clouds hosted by a company for its own internal use are popular, as they offer many of the benefits of the cloud and avoid some of the potential issues, such as vendor lock-in and the need to rely heavily on a third party for sensitive and important data... Read more...