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Big storage meets cloud in the datacentre ‘as-a-service’ revolution

January 16, 2020

About a decade ago, the future looked set to be dominated by cloud storage and the cloud providers.

The location of compute and storage was all set to be off-site – in the cloud – where it was easy to imagine (as in this 2009 article) that service providers would amass great clout, to the detriment of the traditional suppliers of storage hardware. Potential economies of scale made that a view that held water. Logic seemed to dictate that IT should be deliverable as a service, as the new electricity of our age.

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