What is cloud storage?

Cloud storage is a service that lets you store data by transferring it over the Internet or another network to an offsite storage system maintained by a third party. There are hundreds of different cloud storage systems that include personal storage which retains and/or backs up emails, pictures, videos and other personal files of an individual, as well as enterprise storage that lets businesses use cloud storage as a commercially supported remote backup solution through which the company can securely transfer and store data files or share them between locations.

Storage systems are typically scalable to suit an individual’s or organisation’s data storage needs, accessible from any location and application-agnostic for accessibility from any device. Businesses can select from three main models: a public cloud storage service that is suitable for unstructured data, a private cloud storage service that can be protected behind a company firewall for more control over data, and a hybrid cloud storage service that blends public and private cloud services together for increased flexibility.

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