Here is an interesting article that I got in slashdot today about cloud computing and the demand for storage space. This is written by Seagate so you have to take that into account but it is interesting. Basically, they say that with the increased usage of cloud computing there is a greater need for storage space and that cloud storage is one of the fastest growing needs in the cloud industry. Whether this is actually true or not remains to be seen but I can see how it might be the case. With cloud computing comes the elasticity to grow your storage needs on the fly as you need them and so it is easier than it is in a standard server setup. Also the ease of provisioning allows you to make new virtual instances as you need them which removes a lot of barriers to growing your computing needs.