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2/25/2014
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Consumers Lead Rise Of Connected Storage

Connected storage may mean the end to backup and recovery as enterprise systems follow the pattern consumers established with Box and Dropbox.

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WKash
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2/25/2014 | 2:25:38 PM
Re: From "blob" to a whole new way of doing things
Services like Apple's iCloud and DropBox have helped lower the threshold for consumers who see the logic for connected storage, but have had a hard time learnng to managing it. It still requires thought and discipline, but it sure beats the old days when emailing documents to yourself seemed the only surefire way to access them from different devices.

 
Charlie Babcock
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2/25/2014 | 12:56:43 PM
From "blob" to a whole new way of doing things
In an earlier era, it woujld have been referred to somewhat disparagingly as a blob. Moving mixed, data around as a single file. But consumers wanted to do it to create a device independent copy of their smartphone, laptop and tablet data. And it works for sharing data across several devices and with co-workers. Snapshotting techniques began to make it easy to update and synch such data. Storage managers are learning new tricks.
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