By Tony Lock
The topic of “Cloud” has not escaped the attention of anyone in business or IT. Today people are
slowly becoming aware that the term Cloud does not describe a single offering but is rather used to
conveniently refer to a broad range of solutions. In addition the term is now being used in both the
context of solutions residing inside the data centre or outside the business entirely. What is the
reality behind Cloud and, more particularly, what does it mean for those charged with the storage of
data in today’s rapidly changing business environment………?