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This article is part of the Vol. 11 Num. 3 May 2012 issue of Data archiving in the cloud
With lower prices, no vendor lock-in and endless data storage capacity, cloud storage is getting downright friendly these days. Find out why more users are considering cloud storage services. One way you can tell a technology is maturing is when the competition among its purveyors starts to heat up. Cloud storage still has an uphill climb to prove that it’s enterprise-worthy, but the recent, and almost simultaneous, announcements from Amazon, Google and Microsoft about lowering their prices suggest it’s getting a lot closer to broader acceptance. Those three behemoths are the “real” storage behind scores of cloud storage services, along with other providers such as AT&T Synaptic, Nirvanix and Rackspace. They don’t just command our attention because of who they are; we notice because they’re big enough in the cloud storage market to have the power to effectively control the direction the technology will take in the next few years. By lowering their prices within days of one another, the Big Three are clearly squaring off to position themselves well within the... Access >>>
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