How Early is the Cloud Storage Market?
Cloud storage and cloud computing are generating more and more interest as we move forward. By looking at the Google Trends graph of “cloud storage”, we can see the search volume going up exponentially since 2008.
However, if comparing “cloud storage” and “FTP” on the same graph, you will see the search volume of “FTP” is declining but is still much greater than that of “cloud storage”.
This makes sense, everyone knows FTP and it is widely used. However, the interest is declining. Cloud Storage is on the way up, but still in a very early stage.
Now compare “cloud storage” with “online backup”. You will see recordable interest in “online backup” started 2004, leading cloud storage by roughly 4 years.
This makes sense as online backup companies such as Carbonite and Mozy started back in 2004~2005 while Amazon S3 started in 2006~2007 and getting noticed in 2008 as “Cloud Storage” and has stirred up interest in cloud storage ever since.
Article Provided By Jerry Huang at Gladinet
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