News comes in so fast about Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage that I am guilty of reading every piece of news out on Google news leading to multiple sources on the weekends. Yet, it’s a good thing to know that the “Cloud Backup and Storage” industry – something that didn’t even exist a few years ago – is an arena that sees action everyday.
The Rise of Cloud Backup Solutions
CloudPro has data from Garter that seems even more welcoming: digital storage is expected to increase by a whopping 91% increase by 2012 and that an average household will need more than 3 TB of online storage in the next four years.
Allan Swan, of Computer Business Review, writes that a third of all content will be stored online thanks to the massive increase in the usage of cloud backup solutions and increased accessibility through not just computers but also smartphones and tablets. Now that most smartphones come with integrated cloud storage support such as iCloud, DropBox, and Skydrive (for windows-based smartphones), this trend is partly driven by massive sales of smart phones.
Gartner research further reveals that cloud storage will grow from a substantial 7 % to at least 36% by the time 2016 comes around.
New, Little Known Cloud Computing Vendors
Central IT – an IT solutions provider for SME – now provides unlimited Cloud Backup Solutions featuring cloud back up for both mac and PC, continuous file backup, anytime login for viewing and accessing files, and multiple storage with 100% safety with encryption.
Orb ICT now offers a new cloud backup solution where it now partners with “Symantec Cloud” built to store critical data with maximum security. Data is automatically streamed, encrypted, and storage on Symantec’s secure, offsite data centers (Could there be competition here? We can only wait and see).
Cloud Storage Blacks Out, here and there
For the last few days, there have been many outages as far as some leading vendors were concerned. Nick Bilton, who writes on The Day ( a NY Times Service) reports that services such as NetFlix, Instagram, Pinterest, and Amazon Web Services were all affected and were thrown offline. Amazon, apparently, has faced failures before where its storage facility was jinxed for several days altogether.
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