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Word of the Day
A cloud storage gateway is a stand-alone computing device or a virtual machine (VM) located on the customer premises that serves as a bridge between local applications and remote cloud-based storage. As the market has evolved, some vendors have dropped the word “gateway” in favor of the word “controller” to emphasize the idea that their gateway products do more than just translate protocols and serve as a bridge.
Quote of the Day
“Call them cloud controllers, cloud storage enablement or maybe cloud-integrated storage. Just don’t call them cloud storage gateways, at least not when you’re talking to any of the vendors who sell these intelligent cloud storage systems.” – Ellen O’Brien
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