According to Gladwin, what makes this idea possible is the fact that Cleversafe's technology is open source. "If we held this as a proprietary technology and said, 'We're the one company that's going to control it, trust us' ... I just don't think that that's going to scale," he says.
In Cleversafe's model, no one company holds the keys to your data. No one company owns the protocols, codes, or formulae that give you access to it. The data isn't even stored at a single site. Instead, everyone works together -- efficiently, reliably, and securely -- for the good of each individual.
As Gladwin puts it, "When you can say to the world, 'Here's a way to store your data such that you, the data owner, are in complete control, and no one else can see your data, and no one else can screw it up,' that's a powerful message."
Read more about storage in InfoWorld's Storage Channel.