What is cloud storage?

If you like keeping up to date with new technologies, you may have probably wondered what is cloud storage and what can it be used for?

As you may expect, there is no easy way to explain this promising technology, as the definition constantly evolves like the software’s configuration.

In layman’s terms, cloud storage is defined as a computing model where all the data is stored on secure or remote servers rather than on hard drives or CDs. The so-called “cloud” is actually a remote platform that operates on a highly virtualized infrastructure of servers acting as hosts so as to save the information they receive from all over the world.

The major difference between cloud storage and traditional storage means is accessibility. Contrary to conventional storage devices where information is stored in a physical format, the cloud provides enhanced mobility with unlimited access to data from any device that has an internet connection, it facilitates collaboration between users, saves storage space and provides better control over who is or is not authorized to view your files.

Advantages of cloud storage

As technology develops, so has the need of integrating cloud-based solutions for enterprises, businesses and also for individual consumers.  By migrating data to the cloud, users will not only avoid cluttering their hard drives with useless information, but will also greatly reduce operating costs.

The implementation of cloud-storage services provides scalable resources that can be customized according to the requirements, whether current or future, of each particular organization or individual.

In sum, the most relevant benefits of this technology as to the present day are highlighted below:

  1. Cost
  2. Accessibility
  3. Recovery
  4. Syncing
  5. Enhanced security
  6. Scalable, flexible and customizable

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