Cloud storage is a service that allows you to store data by transferring it over the Internet or other networks to a storage system operated by a third party. On the web, you can find hundreds of different cloud storage systems – from personal storage to corporate ones.
In some of them, you can contain and archive email messages, videos, and other individual files of users. Others can be beneficial to corporates as a commercial solution for remote archiving. It allows you to safely transfer and store files data, and use it from different locations.
Cloud storage is usually scaled according to the storage needs of the user or organization and is accessible from any location and device without requiring the use of an application.
There are three basic models of cloud-based storages exist:
- A public cloud – a storage service suitable for unstructured data.
- A private cloud – a storage service that is securely located with a corporate firewall for more control over data.
- A hybrid cloud – a storage service that combines private and public cloud services for increased flexibility.
Benefits of Cloud-Based Storage
- Files are available wherever an internet connection is: you can access from your phone or PC remotely.
- Save space or expand memory: one can save photos and videos in the cloud to save more local space.
- High file transfer speed due to an extensive geographic network of servers and CDN.
- Reliability of storage: even if one server fails – there are copies of data on other servers.
- Excellent opportunities for business and remote employees: one file is available for editing to everyone who has access.