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How Cloud Storage Became Cool

Trust us when we say it: Cloud storage is now cool.

In fact, Enterprise Cloud News dedicated an entire webinar to the subject. In our latest installment, I spoke to Howard Marks about storing data in the cloud, and what IT needs to know about storage to help save money and better protect the data.

Marks, the founder and chief scientist at DeepStorage LLC, has 30 years of experience studying and working with enterprise storage issues. During our talk, Marks touched on several issues that have become important in the cloud era, including:

  • The importance of object storage
  • SaaS storage
  • The cost of cold storage
  • What sync and share means for the enterprise
  • And why it pays to have good back-up and security plans

Keep your data on ice
(Source: Girlart39 via Pixabay)
Keep your data on ice
(Source: Girlart39 via Pixabay)

If you missed this special free webinar, ECN is hosting our talk on the website and you can download it at any time and listen on-demand. Please also check out our slides.

"Cloud & Storage: Driving the Enterprise Conversation" is available now.


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— Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud News. Follow him on Twitter @sferguson_LR.

danielcawrey 8/2/2017 | 1:09:34 PM
Glacier This makes me think of Amazon Glacier, the storage solution that can hold lots of data for cheap. The only drawback is the retrieval time. I think it takes several hours to do a request. 
Scott_Ferguson 8/2/2017 | 2:18:11 PM
Re: Glacier @danielcawrey: We talked about that specifically, and also about deep, cold storage for certain data. 
mhhfive 8/3/2017 | 2:22:06 PM
If retrieval time is not an issue... I wonder how various proposals to archive data on DNA will turn out. Apparently, all the world's data could be stored in a relatively modest amount of space with DNA. The data retrieval process isn't exactly quick, but it could be easily replicated for backup safety.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/dna-could-store-all-worlds-data-one-room

A few hundred petabytes of data written on a few grams of DNA sounds like cool idea.... 
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