The Cloud Is Not What You Think It Is

Companies today are selling smaller solid state hard drives with systems with the idea that one can simply use cloud storage to relieve storage constraints. This is simply not the case. The “Cloud” as sold, is in fact, a lie. Companies instead are relying on a vast peer to peer network to stuff bits of your data on every device that you own. While this provides more robustness and quicker response times, the reality of it is that this peer to peer network chews up storage, freaking out the customer, while hiding its true intention from you. It means that people, who once planned for the future, no longer have control, and bear the brunt of these decisions. All power rests in the hands of those who provide cloud storage. And, yes, I am referring to the elephant in the room.

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