10 Jan Solving the Cloud’s Elasticity Problem
A wide variety of customers with a broad range of requirements and application profiles use public clouds. This has historically meant there was little sense in charging customers for storage as a single service due to the diversity of those requirements. Public cloud providers offer multiple storage offerings with different features and needs, including block storage, file storage, and object stores, among others.
These have typically been siloed — each made available separately with little to no synergy between them — so users would have to choose the tier or type of storage when setting up their installation. Some data would be stored in hot storage, other data would be put in cold storage, and so on.
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