The Voice of the Enterprise: Storage, Budgets and Outlook survey was conducted during the month of January 2017. The Quarterly Customer Narratives provide a detailed tracker of customer feedback from 20 in-depth telephone interviews with end users, segmented by respondent, company size, vendor(s) used, and theme (411-quote Excel report). The survey represents approximately 1,000 completed surveys and 20 hour-long interviews from pre-qualified IT decision-makers primarily based in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to regular quarterly topics, this survey captures customer ratings of leading vendors before and after implementation. Markets covered include primary storage and backup and recovery. The survey also focuses on the adoption levels of various cloud storage technologies and services, and ascertains the impact of public cloud and SaaS strategies on enterprise storage infrastructures.