Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Cloud and Archival Storage
These are the four parameters that I use when deciding where to store one of our archival storage copies.
For me the cloud is just another storage container. Fundamentally it is no different from a physical storage location except in how it differs across these four dimensions. In fact, I can conceptualize my "non-cloud" storage locations as storage as a service cloud providers, but where the provider is a lot more local than the big names in "cloud" today: