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G.E.'s Holographic Storage and Cloud Storage: They can work together!

Cloud storage delivers additional benefits, versus replacing local storage

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 apparently figured out how to improve performance by 100x to 200x over past efforts. For some reason, the folks over at the Fusion Render Cloud think in terms of either/or, not together. Local, physical storage continues to play a significant role. Over time, it may be that physical "permanent" storage will only be cloud based, but that is a security and retention issue, not a performance issue.  When and only when network speed combined with compression technology delivers the same performance as local storage can the cloud be a replacement for local storage.

To read more of my blog post on this subject, click here.

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Steve Lesem is President/CEO of Mezeo Software. Previously, He was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the managed hosting provider VeriCenter. He has also served in leadership positions at SafeNet, BMC Software and IBM. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the primary author of the Cloud Storage Strategy Blog (www.cloudstoragestrategy.com), which frequently sees posts picked up by publications in the IT services and Web hosting spaces.