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The Data Storage Davids Are About to Defeat Their Goliaths

Written by  Rene Oldenbeuving

High-profile security breaches and NSA spying scandals dominated the news in 2013, bringing data protection issues to the top of everyone’s mind. As this news broke, people and businesses began to question their strategies and procedures for storing large amounts of sensitive information in third-party data centers. The past few years have seen many flocking to the cloud, blindly entrusting their data with big “reputable” companies. But as breaches became more and more commonplace, customers began to ask: can these Goliaths really provide the protection that is needed? The dominant players in the data storage industry have big-name customers, superior services, huge data centers, and major brand recognition. People tend to trust bigger companies with strong reputations and years of experience, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best choice. And when it comes to data storage, poor choices can have major consequences. But we’re seeing a shift, as concerns about privacy