Friday, October 16, 2009

Centralized Data Storage

Brad Smith, senior vice-president of Microsoft, is calling for discussions on worldwide data storage operations. "Not only are there different standards between countries but also within countries, depending on the sensitivity of the data. There are a number of standards in place and... they're confusing," the managing director of Origin Storage told the BBC.

Because of decentralized storage in data centers throughout the world, information can be hard to find. Also a problem is the length of time data is stored, which varies between countries, locales, even data centers. Smith called the current state of WWW data storage a "quagmire."

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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