I am pleased to be part of Cloud Slam ’09, the cloud computing virtual conference!
My presentation on Monday evening focuses on the emergence of cloud storage in the enterprise space: Why it’s important, what it is, and how to act on it. I start by talking about the drivers, including the unexpectedly high cost of storage and the failures of tiered storage so far. I then suggest a new paradigm for the enterprise, leveraging solid state disks and the cloud. I reality check this against McKinsey’s recent cloud model and demonstrate some TCO goodness. Finally, I talk about the reasons folks might be concerned about bringing cloud storage into their environments.