JOIN US: This is a chat-based conversation about how we realistically are going to be storing our business and personal data in places where it will be safe and accessible for years to come. Can the cloud handle all of this? Doubtful.
We'll set up and publicize the guest thought leader at least 2 months in advance, so everybody gets a good heads up on the topic. We will allow everybody to question us after the chat interview. This will crystallize the #eWEEKchat a bit more; the conversation then can be saved.
I've been thinking about this for a while, and now I think I'll put the idea into action: From now on, #eWEEKchat will become a 30-minute fireside chat with a thought leader, after which time we'll take questions from the chat audience.
Q3/A3: (Gary) 10 years is a long time, but my guess is that tape will remain an important medium, but there needs to be better APIs to integrate to tape. An example is using object storage software with an S3 API in front of tape to buffer it.