Now that the cloud has become all-pervasive, this question is relevant for everyone. According to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate no-cloud policy will be as rare as a no-internet policy is today. “Cloud-first,” says Gartner, “and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on-premises.” To discuss cloud storage architecture, we first need to unpack the familiar but somewhat hazy meaning of “cloud.” The cloud actually comes in several flavors, and it’s definitely not “one size.
cloud storage; architecture