CloudStorageStrategy.com Introduces Cloud Storage Maturity Model
Model based on market input, reflects how industry and technology will mature
HOUSTON, March 23, 2010 – CloudStorageStrategy.com, today introduced a Cloud Storage Maturity Model for the fast growing cloud computing market. CloudStorageStrategy.com, sponsored by Mezeo Software, is a forum for industry thought leaders to exchange insights and observations on the evolving cloud storage space and technology. The Cloud Storage Maturity Model was developed based on the actual cloud storage adoption process witnessed in the marketplace.
“Because it is still an emerging market, cloud storage technology and adoption is in the early phases of an evolutionary process,” said Steve Lesem, the founder of CloudStorageStrategy.com and the CEO of Mezeo Software. “As an organization matures and gets a better understanding of the technology, how to manage it and what they need from it, we will see the technology will evolve to meet the real business needs of the end user.”
“Organizations can use our maturity model to benchmark themselves against their peers and gain a better understanding of the direction and maturity phases of the technology,” said Lesem. “Service providers looking to offer online file storage service and large enterprises looking to implement a private cloud should find this useful.”
“With the model, we’ve tried to show organizations that cloud storage adoption is an evolutionary process,” explains Lesem. “That’s why we have represented four distinct phases in the model: public; public and private; public, hybrid, and private; and federated. Each phase has unique characteristics, use cases and risk profiles. Our goal is to get the discussion around this started. We invite industry practitioners and analysts to submit their opinions on the maturity model. We invite public collaboration.”
The Cloud Storage Maturity Model is available on Lesem’s blog at www.cloudstoragestrategy.com.
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CloudStorageStrategy.com is an industry-leading thought-leadership blog on the subject of cloud storage. The site seeks to analyze and generate discussions on the key issues facing the enterprise and service provider marketspace.
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