Cloud storage refers to the cloud computing model in which customers’ data is stored remotely in datacenters. The stored data is maintained, managed, and made accessible by the cloud provider over the Internet. These data centres are spread across multiple locations around the globe. The cloud storage space is generally offered by the provider either for free or under a subscription-based price model. A cloud provider may differentiate in his cloud services based on storage space and additional features.
Points to Remember
- There are three categories of cloud storage: public, private and hybrid.
- Although cloud providers use and implement many strategical and technological solutions to ensure the security of data stored on clouds, Data security and privacy still remains one of the rising concerns of using cloud storage.