Cloud storage lives up to the hype

Cloud storage lives up to the hype

By Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen, at Network World

In our continuing series of groundbreaking tests of cloud computing services, we take a look at what enterprises can expect if they decide to entrust data to a cloud storage provider. We found that cloud storage lives up to its advance billing in two key areas: cloud storage can be fast and the pay-as-you-go model can be a real cost saver. We also found that security could be an issue for enterprise shops, and the formulas for trying to predict overall costs can be complex.

The services that we tested were Amazon S3, Rackspace’s CloudFiles, Egnyte’s On Demand File Server, Nasuni Cloud Storage, and Nirvanix’s Storage Delivery Network. Amazon, Rackspace and Nirvanix represent the containerized/object-oriented model. Egnyte embodies the file/folder metaphor, while Nasuni offers a different twist – it’s a front-end that simplifies cloud storage for enterprise customers and connects to other cloud storage vendors on the back end.

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One Response to Cloud storage lives up to the hype

  1. I agree with the author. Cloud service is becoming more and more popular among small businesses. However, the author focused on bandwidth and storage. In fact, cloud storage itself has very limited value. It is the general cloud service / cloud computing that creates a lot more value to businesses. is one of the first few companies offering cloud storage and cloud IT Solution with over 1 million customers. It is now offering the version 5.0 service. Our service can replace File Server, FTP server, email server, backup system and remote sharing and collaboration system. Such basic IT infrastructure is required by all small businesses. By using our service, small businesses not only save cost, but also get more & better features, more secure and reliable service that can be accessed from anywhere. For more info, please visit:

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