iCloud - Is it going to hurt access providers?

Seth Mos seth.mos at dds.nl
Sat Sep 3 13:06:05 CDT 2011


Op 3 sep 2011, om 19:49 heeft Jimmy Hess het volgende geschreven:

> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 6:20 AM, Skeeve Stevens <Skeeve at eintellego.net> wrote:
> 
>> My guess is that 99% of consumer internet access is Asymmetrical (DSL, Cable, wireless, etc) and iCloud when launched will 'upload' obscene amounts of gigs of music, tv, backups, email, photos, documents/data and so on to their data centres.
> 

> since a majority of music files backed up would be file-identical
> with  material  someone else had already backed up,
> and identical to material  already in  the iTunes store  (which they
> could pre-seed their database with).

How would storage vendors otherwise sell de duplication. I mean you could make the application smarter but that wouldn't sell more spinning rust or licenses.

Regards,

Seth



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