Public cloud storage spending will double by 2017.

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New survey reveals that enterprise storage budgets will see strong growth in 2016 as spending transitions to public cloud environments and next-generation technologies

According to the results of 451 Research's new Voice of the Enterprise survey, organizations will continue to transform their storage environments in 2016, with most expecting to increase their storage spending over the next year. Notably, the research reveals that the proportion of spending on public cloud storage services will at least double over the next two years, largely at the expense of traditional, on-premises storage.

"The storage infrastructure may have proven itself hardy to change over the years, but it is not immune to the same uber-trends that are fundamentally disrupting the role of IT at organizations of all sizes, "said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President at 451, and Research Director of the new Voice of the Enterprise: Storage service. "IT managers are recognizing the need for storage transformation to meet the realities of the new Digital Economy, especially in terms of improved efficiency and agility in the face of relentless data growth. It's clear from our Q4 study that emerging options, especially Public Cloud Storage and All-Flash Array technologies, will be increasingly important components in this transformation."

The inaugural Voice of the Enterprise: Storage study focuses on end-user trends in enterprise storage. Based on research conducted with over 700 IT professionals worldwide, the quarterly study combines 451 Research's analysis with responses from a panel of more than 25,000 senior IT buyers and enterprise technology executives.

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