As enterprises move more of their business-critical data to the cloud and consumers begin to entrust personal data to the cloud, the storage opportunity for service providers grows. Research confirms there are serious gaps in today’s storage offerings. Service providers with a carrier cloud and the Alcatel-Lucent CloudBand Management System can bring the superior performance, availability and reliability of their networks to storage offerings. They can deliver and manage business-grade storage services with higher security and more advanced capabilities than today’s storage offerings. And they will be ready to win new revenues from consumers looking for data protection and privacy in the cloud.