Fire up your solid-state drives because it's all about -- OK, mostly about -- storage and backup on this week's episode of CloudCast Weekly.
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From cloud object storage for big data to mobile backup for bring your own device (BYOD), cloud providers have several opportunities to add more value to a vanilla cloud storage offering. After all, success in the cloud storage market hinges heavily on not allowing your core product to turn into a low-margin commodity.
- How cloud object storage can be marketed as an enabler for big data analytics, some of the challenges of supporting it as a delivery model, and some ideas about which vertical markets might be ripest for this opportunity;
- How cloud providers can capitalize on BYOD with mobile data backup services that are fortified with stronger security features;
- What software-defined networking (SDN) adoption looks like among providers, according to a new SDN survey conducted by SearchCloudProvider.com and sister site SearchNetworking.com.