Cloud storage

Back in 2008, Eric Schmidt, the head of the world-famous company Google pronounced in his speech the term cloud. Of course, the term is not new, the cloud often refers to a large network. Such as the Internet or intranet in the enterprise. Since then, the cloud has come to be used as a data warehouse designation term.
The modern cloud service was launched in order not to clutter the hard drive of the computer. It is also used for getting access to its data store. Also, the cloud storage can offer services and applications for rent. So that you do not have to buy a hard disk, you can simply subscribe to the cloud.

How does it work

In order to start working with the cloud storage, you just need to enter your login and password from the tablet, computer or smartphone, with a possible Internet connection. Therefore, the need to constantly carry a flash drive is not relevant. We can say that the cloud is a virtual medium of information.
Using cloud servers, you can not only store archives, data, photos, information, and you can share all the data with other users of the cloud.
Every day, the cloud is becoming increasingly popular virtual information
carrier. Such repositories exist already somewhere a few hundred. There is a certain limit in gigabytes of how much information can be posted, for expansion should be paid according to the tariff plan.

There are only three types of cloud storage: file storage, storage of blocks and object storage.

For applications developed in the cloud, such pluses of object storage as a possibility of wide scaling and an extensive metadata characteristic are mandatory.
Amazon Simple Storage is an object storage that allows you to develop applications from scratch, very useful when you need flexibility and need to scale.
File storage will be very handy when you need access to shared files. This type is usually supported by a storage server that is connected to a network (NAS). Also, this type is suitable for user personal directories, multimedia storage, and the development environment.
Block storage is suitable for enterprise applications such as database, planning system (ERP), block storage with a delay system for all nodes, works with direct connection (DAS) and a network of storage of all data (SAN)

Another plus of cloud storage is the backup and the ability to restore critical files. You can also create archive repositories that will simplify regulatory and legal requirements. Such advantages open wide opportunities for scaling in the financial industries, the media, as well as in healthcare since it is in these industries that there is a need to preserve data for a long time.
Cloud storage is irreplaceable for business. A cloud is an indispensable tool for working with documents remotely. A file exchange is absolutely safe because you can specify for whom information will be available.