A cloud storage gateway is a network appliance or server which resides at the customer premises and translates cloud storage APIs such as SOAP or REST to block-based storage protocols such as iSCSI or Fibre Channel or file-based interfaces such as NFS or CIFS.
According to a 2011 report by Gartner Group, Cloud gateways are expected to increase the use of cloud storage by lowering monthly charges and eliminating the concern of data security. Taneja Group Inc. analysts predict that the cloud gateway appliance market will grow to more than $400 million in 2014, from $11 million at the end of 2010.
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