Could cloud storage be disrupted in the next decade?


Andromachi Chatzieleftheriou, Ioan Stefanovici, Dushyanth Narayanan, Benn Thomsen, and Antony Rowstron, Microsoft Research
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If you were asked today "What are the three dominant persistent storage technologies used in the cloud in 2020?'', you would probably answer HDD, flash and tape. If you were asked this question in 2010 you would have probably answered HDD, flash and tape. Will this answer change when you are asked this question in 2030?

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@inproceedings {254294,
author = {Andromachi Chatzieleftheriou and Ioan Stefanovici and Dushyanth Narayanan and Benn Thomsen and Antony Rowstron},
title = {Could cloud storage be disrupted in the next decade?},
booktitle = {12th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage 20)},
year = {2020},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jul

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