Data Storage: 10 Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Storage

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-08-05 Print this article Print
10 Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Storage

10 Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Storage

by Chris Preimesberger
If a large or midsize enterprise isn't already investing in some sort of cloud component or service in its IT system, then one can bet that, at the very least, this topic is being discussed at the highest levels of decision-making. Why? Cloud computing, also known as computing services provided on demand and on a subscription basis, makes sense in ways that help businesses carry out their missions more efficiently and reliably while saving capital expense costs. That's why clouds are so attractive. However, because of this explosion in cloud interest, the real future profits may belong to those companies that provide cloud services and those that have good tools and hardware to build them. In a conversation with eWEEK, Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing at next-generation SAN maker Compellent, offers a list of key points for those C-level executives and IT managers who may be thinking about purchasing a cloud system.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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