Storage implemented as an on-premises service (STaaS) offers the immediacy, scalability and pay-per use flexibility of public cloud storage without the security and variability in performance issues. More than consumption-based pricing, the offerings can be consumed as a managed service and allow the customer to use the latest technology.
While public cloud storage is immediately available, offers unlimited capacity and the ability to spin up/down resources using only what you pay for, it presents its own challenges, primarily related to data security. It also still requires performance management that adds cost and consumes staff time. Finally, problems can be difficult to remediate when dealing with the CSP’s support staff. On-premises STaaS solutions provide an alternative to these options.
“STaaS can be a good alternative to public/hybrid clouds and on-premises CAPEX acquisition,” said John Webster, Senior Analyst Evaluator Group. “Depending on the offering, the total cost of ownership of a high-performance managed service can be less than a straight out purchase, freeing up staff to focus on more critical issues.”
To help those evaluating storage as a service (STaaS), Evaluator Group has announced the expansion of research to cover multiple STaaS solutions. The initial release of research includes an Evaluation Guide and concise Product Briefs providing highlights, usage, Evaluator Group’s opinion and a review of each product using the EvaluScale methodology. The STaaS solutions currently covered in this new research are:
The STaaS Evaluation Guide is free of charge while the Product Briefs are available via premium subscriptions beginning at $2,500 for IT professionals. Click here to access the free Evaluation Guide and contact us to learn more about premium subscriptions.
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