By Jacob Schwartz
I am a software developer at CX. I was hired to do iOS development, but I can often be found working on the desktop app. Outside of CX, I enjoy trolling around the Internet, participating in the indie game scene and drinking craft beers.
I thought it would be fun to write about my personal thoughts on CX, cloud storage and…the future. Let’s start with a little bit about me and why, beyond my full-time job, cloud storage is meaningful to me in my personal life.
I’m typical. As much as my mother always told me I’m a unique individual, the statistical reality is less heartwarming. I fit snugly into a large and growing segment of the population.
I always carry a smartphone. In my case, the iPhone.
I take lots of photos. Lots and lots. We can see exactly how many. About 5,940 in 4 years.
Photos are getting larger. With every iteration of the iPhone, my photos jump in size. Not only that, but with iPhone 4 HDR (high dynamic range), I have the option of shooting in duplicate (and do!)
I’m always online. Without my 3G connection, I would get lost in my own city.
The amount of data I create on an average day is pretty large. Even conservative projections of these graphs show that what I will be generating in a few years is going to be full-on mind-boggling by today’s standards.
Offline storage of photos is quaint. Syncing your smartphone is a cute piece of history. The future is a lot more seamless.
You’ll only drop your camera in a puddle once, or endure one hard drive failure before you realize online storage is a need, not a want.
We already have Internet-connected cameras. The future will be absolutely chock-a-block full of them.
How CX Fits In
CX offers a safe, private, secure place for stashing files. The files are redundantly stored online, and even versioned so that I can recover any accidental edits. For me, I’m only really interested in these files being photos and videos.
I’m personally interested in making CX the best place to keep my photos and videos. CX is pulled in many directions by varied user needs, but for my needs, this is definitely the most important.
Start preparing your mind now. The future will boggle us with the amount of data we store online. I’m looking forward to having all my data, backed up, and privately accessible online in CX.
Here’s to the future (hint: terabytes of cat photos!)