Scott Adams is no stranger to controversy, and his latest strips may be swinging at offsite storage services - a.k.a. "the cloud."
Read Thursday's full Dilbert cartoon here: http://www.dilbert.com/2013-07-18/
Read Friday's full Dilbert cartoon here: http://www.dilbert.com/2013-07-19
If it's in Dilbert, it's likely that companies are wising up to the rising costs and risk of lock-in from cloud services, like those providing off site storage or file sharing.
Savvy sysadmins know there's very little cloud services can do that can't be done better - and often cheaper - by well-managed datacenters and disaster recovery.
As one anonymous poster noted on SlashDot this morning.
Your Datacenter + Your HA/DR site = You control where data is replicated.
Your data + Someone's cheap cloud service = You not having a damn clue when/where your data is replicated.
SolarWinds applications such as Server and Application Monitor and Log & Event Manager can help you monitor and control your infrastructure better than any cloud service. Other SolarWinds applications such as Serv-U MFT Server can be used to provide storage accessible from anywhere and secure file sharing. (For more on that, join our file sharing webinar.on Thursday.)