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Cloud storage’s missing link: Editorial


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Rich Castagna

There’s no question that backup led the cloud storage charge, but non-backup uses having been gaining ground steadily if not dramatically over the past couple of years. More than a quarter of our survey respondents say their companies use the cloud for non-backup purposes. Approximately 12% use the cloud to store primary data and 11% use it for nearline data. Those are still smallish numbers, but they’ve nearly tripled in only two years.

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