Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 23:28 UTC
Editorial Now that everything is moving to the cloud internet, you might think that data loss is a thing of the past. Sadly, as the past few months have taught us, this actually isn't true; we first had the Microsoft/Danger disaster, and now we have Palm and Sprint facing a class-action lawsuit over data loss for webOS phones. All this raises the question: how safe is it to store your precious data on the internet, and do you really trust the internet?
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just a matter of time
by Yamin on Thu 10th Dec 2009 17:46 UTC
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The problems with your data on the cloud are not technical problems. The problem is largely legal and regulatory and those will be worked out in time.

Just like we have regulation on sprinklers or fire alarms, we'll probably end up with regulation on data warehousing. Standards on the kind of backups... locations...

Alternatively, maybe regulation will not come, and you'll just end up with really good SLAs and what not. You'll probably have to pay for those.

Give it some time...

Edited 2009-12-10 17:47 UTC

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