Storage Innovation Ahead

The existence of cheap and presumed-reliable storage services such as
Amazon S3
will cause a burst of innovation in personal and corporate storage options.
A particularly good fit: content-addressible storage schemes such as
plan9 venti
that offer frugal use of bandwidth (important when metered), and attractive features like version snapshots “for free.”
A little searching shows one talented software developer thinking along these lines already:
Brad Fitzpatrick: wsbackup — encrypted, over-the-net, multi-versioned backup.
There will be more.

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