4Cloud Storage

“It’s not the having, it’s the getting.”

—Elizabeth Taylor

At its most basic, Cloud Storage is just a copy of a file on the Internet somewhere, but that can be accessed from anywhere. The most familiar form of this is a photograph, a single copy of which may be uploaded to a social networking site, instantly available for others to see without the fuss of having to send emails or thumb drives, but the same concept extends to any type of digital file.

Cloud Storage is probably the most familiar part of the Cloud for most people. The concept of a file is easy for most people to grasp—whether this means a song from an album, a digital photograph, or a document of some type. Traditionally such files were stored on “local storage”—a ...

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