Cloud Storage Strategy: Insights, Observations, and Next Practices

Steve Lesem

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Articles and blog posts associated with security and cloud computing are a daily occurrence, unless some well-publicized breach occurs in the cloud. At that point the number of commentaries and discussions will increase exponentially, and then, over the following week, return to norma...
Too many think of cloud storage as just another or the next type of storage. As usual with this view, it is associated with a view that the "next" storage type is bigger, faster and cheaper. Because each generation of storage is always bigger, faster and cheaper. As such, proponents...
In his introductory post, Steve mentioned that when we were at VeriCenter we became aware of a new sort of challenge facing our industry - from outside entrants like Amazon.com who were beginning to grow their cloud storage and cloud... Gray Hall http://cloudsto...
A recent SmartMoney article tells us that Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, is concerned that cloud services could undermine the company's margins over the long term. Ozzie also said that there was probably room only for a few players in the cloud. What this means (acco...
Here’s a short discussion I had with WHIR TV: See also: Mezeo Helps Web Hosts Craft Cloud Storage... Steve Lesem http://cloudstoragestrategy.com/2009/03/cloud-storage-strategy-about-us.html
How would you like to put 100 DVDs on one CD? This week the folks at G.E. announced their latest breakthrough in Holographic Storage on Brian Lawrence's blog: it's about " threshold recording behavior" - the team at GE has... Steve Lesem http://cloudstoragestrat...
With the Sun acquisition, Larry "what's a cloud?" Ellison has once again changed the game. Here are a few key points to think about: 1) Oracle becomes the end-to-end IT enabler - from apps to disks; that's the party line.2)... Steve Lesem http://cloudstoragestra...
The last few days have seen a lot of discussion over the McKinsey & Company report: Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing.   McKinsey said the cost of the Cloud is high when compared to a large enterprises ability to implement... Steve Lesem http://c...
I've also been invited to present at Dealmaker Media's Under the Radar (UTR) conference on April 24 in Mountain View, CA.In this case I'll be talking about what makes Mezeo unique: the deployable Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform that is purpose... Steve Lesem http:/...
I'll be doing a presentation at Cloud Slam '09 titled: "The Most Interesting Sub-plot in Cloud Computing is Cloud Storage" Here's what I'll be talking about: While much of the collective discussion has focused on cloud computing and trying to... Steve Lesem http...
Nicholas Hoover informs us that General Electric is pilot testing the Cloud.  Here are a few key points:GE has tens of thousands of servers in 10 primary data centers, and the number of servers in those facilities is growing 20%... Steve Lesem http://clouds...
The way ahead tells us that the lines between the business and the consumer experience are blurring.  We saw that, for example, in the Bechtel case study we blogged about.  Bruce MacVarish tells us a good portion of this story,... Steve Lesem http://cl...
 It seems like there is a lot of concern over the Open Cloud Manifesto. Some people are up in arms over the way things are being handled. Apparently, a number of people have offered up their time (and willingness to... Steve Lesem http://cloudstoragestrateg...
Recently, The Planet published a white paper comparing Cloud Storage performance as offered by The Planet (which uses Nirvanix), Amazon S3 and Rackspace CloudFiles.  It did a nice job of creating a performance-oriented benchmark, comparing Cloud Storage file upload and... ...