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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Cloudy future for storage? Paul Maritz is a man with his head in the clouds these days, and that's a good thing. He recently joined EMC as president and general manager of the new Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division when EMC purchased his company, Pi Corp. While Maritz's title might suggest he's some kind of meteorologist, as Bob Dylan once sang, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." And today, when it comes to new approaches to storage management, the wind is definitely blowing toward the cloud. The cloud is, of course, the Internet. The name derives from all of those PowerPoint presentation diagrams that depicted the Internet as a fluffy cloud. I don't know if that metaphor was popularized because the Internet hovers above us all, or because it's a big thing nobody truly understands. In any event, the cloud is "in" right now, and the phrase "cloud storage" is wafting its way into more marketing spiels. Cloud talk may be new, but the idea has been around for a while. Back in the salad days of the Web, application service ... Access >>>

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