This IDC study provides an overview of public cloud cold storage market definitions.
"Cloud cold storage services continue to become increasingly prevalent in the market and advanced in the capabilities they provide," said Andrew Smith, research manager, Cloud Infrastructure Services at IDC. "They are an essential part of the public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service market and continue to serve as an entry point for customers seeking low-cost, highly efficient storage solutions. In many cases, this provides a springboard for additional cloud services adoption. This taxonomy seeks to better define this market segment and build the foundation for future market sizing and research efforts."