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{{Quote|[a] service that allows [[customer]]s to save [[data]] by [[data transfer|transferring]] it over the [[Internet]] or another [[network]] to an [[offsite storage]] [[system]] [[maintain]]ed by a [[third party]].<ref>[[Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper]], Glossary, at 42.</ref>}}
 
{{Quote|[a] service that allows [[customer]]s to save [[data]] by [[data transfer|transferring]] it over the [[Internet]] or another [[network]] to an [[offsite storage]] [[system]] [[maintain]]ed by a [[third party]].<ref>[[Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper]], Glossary, at 42.</ref>}}
   
== <span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;">Cloud Data Storage and Backup</span> ==
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== Cloud Data Storage and Backup ==
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<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15;">Cloud data storage allows companies to store data off-site at a secure and remote third party location. Provider storage pools are used by the customers to file or backup data securely and automatically. Storage resources may span across multiple servers and locations to best serve the client requirements. Cloud-services may be accessed through API (Application Programming Interface) or via a cloud storage gateway or through content management systems. Companies pay for monthly usage and consumption of data. Cloud storage providers allow users to access services and applications with a web service interface.</span>
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Cloud data storage allows companies to store data off-site at a secure and remote third party location. Provider storage pools are used by the customers to file or backup data securely and automatically. Storage resources may span across multiple servers and locations to best serve the client requirements. Cloud-services may be accessed through API (Application Programming Interface) or via a cloud storage gateway or through content management systems. Companies pay for monthly usage and consumption of data. Cloud storage providers allow users to access services and applications with a web service interface.
==<span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;">Benefits</span>==
 
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<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15;">One of the benefits of cloud storage is that clients can access, edit or share updated data from any computer with an Internet connection. With cloud computing, users can access the same documents at the same time and collaborate in real-time. Google Drive can show you other users making edits to your document as they happen. </span>
 
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== Benefits ==
==<span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;">History</span>==
 
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<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15;">Cloud storage for the masses did not exist until 2007 with the advent of Dropbox. CEO Drew Houston grew tired of always having to carry his important files with him on portable drives. Dropbox became a popular and affordable cloud backup service with a user-friendly interface. Now hundreds of services have popped-up from reputable companies. </span>
 
 
One of the benefits of cloud storage is that clients can access, edit or share updated data from any computer with an Internet connection. With cloud computing, users can access the same documents at the same time and collaborate in real-time. Google Drive can show you other users making edits to your document as they happen.
==<span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Arial;font-size:12px;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15;">Cloud Storage Providers</span>==
 
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<span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;">Some of the big American cloud provider services include Amazon Cloud Drive, </span>[http://www.apple.com/icloud/ <span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);text-decoration:underline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Apple iCloud</span>]<span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;">, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud and Dropbox. In Canada cloud services include Bell’s </span>[http://www.bell.ca/shop/Sb_viewProduct.page?sku=SB_INT_DAP <span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);text-decoration:underline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Data Protect,</span>]<span style="font-size:12px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);white-space:pre-wrap;"> Carbonite, Canada Post ePost and others.</span>
 
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== Cloud Storage Providers ==
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Some of the big American cloud provider services include Amazon Cloud Drive, [http://www.apple.com/icloud/ Apple iCloud], Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud and Dropbox. In Canada cloud services include Bell's [http://www.bell.ca/shop/Sb_viewProduct.page?sku=SB_INT_DAP Data Protect], Carbonite, Canada Post ePost and others.
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== References ==
 
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Revision as of 18:18, 19 November 2013

Definition

Cloud storage is

[a] service that allows customers to save data by transferring it over the Internet or another network to an offsite storage system maintained by a third party.[1]

Cloud Data Storage and Backup

Cloud data storage allows companies to store data off-site at a secure and remote third party location. Provider storage pools are used by the customers to file or backup data securely and automatically. Storage resources may span across multiple servers and locations to best serve the client requirements. Cloud-services may be accessed through API (Application Programming Interface) or via a cloud storage gateway or through content management systems. Companies pay for monthly usage and consumption of data. Cloud storage providers allow users to access services and applications with a web service interface.

Benefits

One of the benefits of cloud storage is that clients can access, edit or share updated data from any computer with an Internet connection. With cloud computing, users can access the same documents at the same time and collaborate in real-time. Google Drive can show you other users making edits to your document as they happen.

Cloud Storage Providers

Some of the big American cloud provider services include Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud and Dropbox. In Canada cloud services include Bell's Data Protect, Carbonite, Canada Post ePost and others.

References