I am working on the following Computer Weekly articles, and am looking for analyst or other expert input:
Cloud storage compliance pitfalls (deadline for contributions: November 11th)
What are the main laws and regulations that affect UK-based organisations using the cloud?
The piece will look at key areas of compliance, with a focus on the top 4 or 5 that might cause compliance issues, when storing data in the cloud.
Edge storage – an explainer (deadline for contributions: November 15th)
What is edge storage, where, why and how is it used?
What are the challenges around edge storage, including data protection, security, compliance and relocating data?
What solutions are available, on-premises and in the cloud?
Horizontal vs vertical scaling in storage (deadline for contributions: November 21st)
This is a slightly more technical piece, looking at how some storage systems are designed to scale vertically, some horizontally, and more rarely, some both (see this previous piece on HCI for background).
The piece is likely to cover:
- NAS and SAN systems on-premises
- On-premises HCI
- Scaling in cloud storage
Plus why a CIO would specify one or the other (assuming you can’t have both). I will look at vendor resources for this piece, as well as potentially end user examples.
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