Dave Simpson, Senior Analyst, Storage | 451 Research
Dave Simpson joined 451 Research's Storage practice as Senior Analyst in June 2011. He leads the company's research activities around data protection, in particular those driven by emerging technologies and business models, such as virtualization and cloud.

Keep It Simple: The Cloud is Just Another Tier

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the launch of Quantum’s new cloud-related services and products – Q-Cloud Archive, Q-Cloud Vault and Q-Cloud Protect for AWS. I participated by joining some panel discussions with Quantum’s Geoff Stedman, Senior Vice President, StorNext Solutions, and Bassam Tabbara, Executive Director, Cloud Services. One of the over-riding themes in our panel discussion was the idea of putting data where it makes the most sense from a cost and performance perspective. If this sounds a lot like the good --well, not really – old days of hierarchical storage management (HSM), that’s because the basic concept is the same. One of the differences today is that we now have the cloud as another tier in the storage hierarchy.