“There is much talk and excitement about Web Services. The technologies seem to finally be in place to allow us to replace “applications” running on individuals’ computers with services provided on the Internet. Evolving from simple browser/server architectures known as ASPs, we are adding a more multitiered architecture with servers talking to servers using XML and other Internet protocols.
One of the things I’ve been trying to do is examine this area and try to see which factors may lead to success or failure. This essay looks at one aspect: Storage.”