Cloud Storage Strategy: Insights, Observations, and Next Practices

Steve Lesem

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We have built a free Cloud Storage Toolkit for Service Providers to help them answer the question: "Should we enter the Cloud Storage marketspace?" The toolkit includes a tutorial and a spreadsheet - both of which are accessible immediately when you sign up for our Cloud Storage Strate...
This November, I am presenting at SYS-CON's International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 West. I welcome any opportunity to speak about my favorite subject: cloud storage, and how the cloud storage segment is providing a viable road map for how to create a profitable cloud comp...
In a recent interview, Sajai Krishnan, CEO of Parascale made some interesting observations about the needs of the cloud storage marketplace and how the offerings from Parascale met them. While we agree with his assessment of the market, there are four claims that deserve a fact check.
Cloud Computing pundits have long predicted that the early adopters will be largely comprised of small and mid-sized businesses. New data from Forrester suggests that won't be the case. Why is this? According to Forrester's Frank E. Gillett in Conventional Wisdom Is Wrong About Cloud I...
At Mezeo Software, we're pleased with the rapid adoption of our platform in the service provider market across three continents. Our success is validating our strategy that there is a significant margin opportunity in cloud storage, and that service providers will want to provide thei...
Maureen O'Gara's recent Cloudonomics article says: "Citrix has pushed out a cloud solution called Citrix C3 Lab so its followers can use Amazon's EC2 and S3 as part of their standard technology infrastructure and prototype cloud projects...This week it added... Gray Hall...
The Obama administration is embracing the cloud in no uncertain terms.The Washington Post reports: "The Pentagon has awarded another contract for cloud computer -- which, roughly speaking, involves putting software tools on the 'net and delivering them to users only... S...
When Gray Hall and I launched this blog, our first entry included this statement: "this phenomenon called cloud computing represents both an exciting opportunity and a significant threat to the IT service provider industry." Not all service providers possess the... Steve...
While much of the collective discussion has focused on cloud computing and trying to define it, Cloud Storage has not so quietly gone from concept to tangible business with real revenue.
The free CloudLayer iPhone application is now live at the iTunes App Store. You can click on this link to take you right to it in either iTunes or on the iPhone directly.  This will allow you to register for...