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ParaScale CEO Sees Storage Moving Increasingly to the Cloud
ParaScale finds many considering both public and private cloud storage
By: Jeremy Geelan
Jan. 30, 2009 02:36 PM
Cloud computing is grabbing headlines as more and more enterprises are turning to this emerging technology as a way to enable flexible computing power over the Internet. In 2008, many companies were wary of the risks and vulnerabilities of participating in the cloud computing model, and although the buzz was high, adoption was feathered.
"This all changes in 2009," said Sajai Krishnan, CEO of cloud storage start-up ParaScale. "The economic downturn and the addition of private cloud solutions to complement public offerings are creating an environment that enables incremental adoption of cloud storage on a very broad scale."
In discussions with end users, ParaScale has found that the overwhelming majority indicate they are considering both public and private cloud storage.
Storage Clouds are Attractive for Many Companies
Krishnan identifies several considerations driving the adoption of storage clouds. These include:
"Cloud applications, computing, and storage are just emerging on the scene, yet there is a rapid heightening of interest in all things cloud," said Krishnan. "We believe the impact of cloud technologies will be transformational and cloud will be a major way by which IT is consumed as we move forward. Whether a company decides to buy (i.e. the company builds a private or internal cloud) or rent (i.e. the company rents by the GB per month from a public cloud storage service provider) cloud storage, or both, its advantages will soon be as main-stream as the architectures that came before it, including 3-tier web applications, client/server, and mainframe."
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