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This article is part of the November 2013 Vol. 12 No. 9 issue of Storage pros reap rewards in 2013 salary survey
A big cloud storage provider stumbles and everyone gets just a wee bit nervous -- but there are lessons to be learned, according to Editorial Director Rich Castagna. A lot of smart people who know an awful lot about storage have been telling us that the days of companies actually buying their own storage and managing it are numbered. Everything will move into the cloud, they say, and typically they make their case for the end-of-the-data-center-as-we-know-it scenario based on economics. And they can paint a pretty persuasive picture at times. After all, nobody needs a lot of convincing if the alternative promises equal or better service than what you have, while providing relief from fluctuating capacity and workload requirements. All that (and more) for less than what you're currently paying for storage gear and maintenance. Maybe even a lot less if launching your data into the cloud also means that your requirements for on-site expertise are reduced. Just think: No more nerve-racking RAID rebuilds, weekends spent migrating data from an old rig to a newer ... Access >>>
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