Mashable has finally a large list of online data storage but completely misses the most well known vendor Amazon’s S3. Hello? Anyone there?
I’m watching this service utility space online data storage, from my roots at Hitachi, where I was on point to watch this market. In the past, I said that online data storage is like ‘free checking’ an add-on that a website can offer as a secondary feature.
I spoke with some of the guys from Box.net, at the Techcrunch party, they’ve already created APIs and ways for the content to be easily uploaded, such as excel or photoshop files. Who needs a C drive anyways?
With there being over 80 folks in the ‘mostly free’ ODS space, we’ve got to agree that data storage is a feature of a website. There’s a lot of opportunities with having data in the cloud, for one, we can get intelligence for better online marketing, scary, but it’s going to happen.