Related Links: Forrester Research Report Forrester Research Inc. has released a report and an associated analysis tool that offers a methodology for comparing the cost of in-house file storage to the cost of storing files in a public cloud. The report illuminates many variables beyond simple dollars-per-gigabyte base-cost comparisons.The report runs a sample set of data using mid-range values for numerous variables involved in storing 100 terabytes of data for four years. In that example, compared to local hosting, the cloud reduces the cost by 74%. However, if the cost includes a cloud storage gateway service—comprising a client-side server and
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.