“I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years,” – Steve Wozniak
It is awfully cloudy at vmWorld 2012. I had an interesting conversation with a partner we’ll refer to as CK. Cloud storage was one of his top of mind thoughts for his customers. For this particular partner, his three largest customers offer an intriguing mix of strategies for data storage
- Large law firm
- Graphic arts college
Each presents different challenges regarding storage, archiving and compliance. CK is not interested in putting any primary application data in the cloud, but wants to make sure that there is redundant data available for his clients. He is not particularly interested in putting his clients’ information into Big Clouds like Amazon or AT&T, but with nearly a petabyte of data from just...