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The Future of Online File Storage and Cloud Computing

Written by Chad on . Posted in Ceph support, Cloudstack storage, Enterprise storage

Distributed file system

The business world is becoming more “virtual” every day. By the beginning of 2014, it’s estimated that over three-fifths of the workloads that servers currently handle will be virtualized (according to Cloud HyperMarket). With an estimated 50 million servers around the world, the amount of data currently stored, processed, and replicated is easily over 3.5 zettabytes (or 3.5 billion billion kilobytes of information). Online file storage just makes sense.

By utilizing cloud object storage and cloud computing, a company can spend less time and money on upfront infrastructure costs, and put more of their focus and energy into actual development. IT departments can