CRN released its 10 Storage Predictions for 2015 a few days ago, and if there’s anything we can learn from such decisive subheads as “Storage Revenue: 2015 Will See Growth, Or Not,” it’s that the future of the cloud market is really up in the air (with no end to terrible cloud puns in sight).

There are, however, some clear cloud trends that are proving to be more than a passing fad, including the notable rise of Docker containers, as Forrester validates in its own 2015 predictions.

It’s easy to get caught up in all the cloud wars speculation, but with so much ambiguity, you might want to stay grounded with SoftNAS’ interview with theCube in which SoftNAS CEO Rick Braddy discusses actual use cases–with SoftNAS’ own nod to Docker–and cloud storage trends that were definitively occurring at the end of 2014 during re:Invent 2014.