Where do you prefer your data? At home or on the “Web Cloud”

My former CTO, Hu Yoshida at Hitachi Data Systems wrote an interesting post of why he hopes he never has to have a Terabyte of data centralized at his home. I agree.

I’m a web guy, and I want my data out on the cloud (that means in the amorphous web), this means that I can access it whenever, and from wherever, assuming we keep on developing in the mobile space and everywhere else we seem to be plugged into the web.

In addition to utility, there’s the benefit of not having to worry about having a centralized source of data being stolen from your home, or lost during a natural disaster, it should all safely be out on the cloud.

The challenge of course is that data has a few concerns, security, and privacy of all that information on a foreign server. Every time we make advances in technology there are trade offs. In this case, not being sure of where one’s data is, or who is accessing it is always a risk, but I’ll take it.

It’s so interesting to see the intersection of Data Storage and the Web Industry, if you want to learn more about data storage, check out this Data Storage Wiki I created over a year ago.

So write me back, where do you want your data?

1) On the cloud
2) Centralized at home
3) A hybrid of both
4) Don’t care

If you want to talk more about the web cloud, join us in person, Hitachi Data Systems is hosting a Mixer, see you there!