CHAPTER 13

CLOUD STORAGE FROM LANS TO WANS

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Cloud Characteristic

13.3 Distributed Data Storage

13.4 Applications Utilizing Cloud Storage

13.1 INTRODUCTION

Data management applications are promising for candidates who opt for deployment of the cloud. This is because an on-premises enterprise database system usually comes with a large, occasionally prohibitive up-front cost, both in hardware and in software. For multiple businesses, the pay-as-you-go cloud computing form is very attractive. Thus, cloud computing is reminiscent of the Application Service Provider (ASP) and Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) paradigms.

Web Services, AT&T’s Synaptic Hosting, AppNexus, GoGrid, Rackspace Cloud Hosting, and to some extent, the Intel Cloud ...

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