CHAPTER 12

CLOUD STORAGE

12.1 What is Cloud Storage?

12.2 Overview of Cloud Storage

12.3 Data Management for Cloud Storage

12.4 Provisioning Cloud Storage

12.5 Data-intensive Technologies for Cloud Computing

12.1 WHAT IS CLOUD STORAGE?

Most of the organizations in an effort to cut cost are switching to taking cloud computing and cloud storage solutions. Cloud computing is a model which wraps around current technologies, for example, server virtualization to make use of resources more efficiently. The benefits of cloud storage are: a high point of scalability and elasticity alongside management. When virtualized storage is offered on demand in a network, an organization can be free from the need to buy its storage capacity before opting for data ...

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