Cloud-integrated storage: Hidden costs, or hidden advantages?
This piece by Nasuni CEO Rodriguez is an extension of his earlier theme, The Thinning of the Data Center. By putting a cloud-integrated storage device in between your data generating sources and cloud service providers, you end up with a device that looks like traditional NAS, but in fact it extends the storage network out to one or more cloud services. IT then has to decide whether this is a good strategy for its future expansion of storage. In addition to potential savings, there may be hidden costs. There are also hidden advantages: automated data replication, dispersal of data set copies.