Re: What makes file storage in the cloud inevitable?
I don't believe that choices will be so stark. The files you use most often will stay stored onsite, because it still takes some time (and money) to constantly download and upload them. But, they still need to be periodically (OFTEN!) backed up to a safe place offsite - on the cloud. But, why take up expensive space at your business, when seldom used files can be stored where the rent is cheap, in a remote data site?
But, that's today's paradigm. Watch out for a new memory technology called memristors that Hewlett Packard is betting the farm on. It has the potential to change things around.