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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 6 August 2011 issue of What you need to know about data dedupe tools for backup
A few notable glitches have soured some users on cloud storage services, but a hybrid approach that integrates public and private storage may convince cloud skeptics. The first half of 2011 won’t be remembered as the best of times for the cloud. Despite optimistic predictions, it’s been a stormy few months for cloud storage services. An Amazon Web Services (AWS) networking glitch in April caused a multi-day interruption in service for some news-sharing and social networking sites. Earlier that month, Iron Mountain Digital announced it would be exiting the commodity-oriented, public cloud storage business over the next couple of years (although the company will continue to provide enterprise-class cloud storage services to business customers through an agreement with Autonomy). Finally, Cirtas Systems withdrew its cloud storage offering in April and laid off much of its engineering staff. That was the big news, but we’ve also noted that some small vendors are struggling to gain traction for their cloud storage and compute offerings. These developments may not... Access >>>
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