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Cloud Storage Explained

Most online backup companies now have some sort of cloud storage capability. Most use what's called a Sync Folder which keeps all of the files up to date on all connected devices over the cloud network.

Steven Johnson
by | Posted: January 20, 2011 | Updated: April 22, 2013
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cloudstorageexplained-125What is Cloud Storage? It is a mixture of Online Backup Services with Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing keeps files available to multiple computers through a network and Online Backup Services store file on servers for security purposes.

How Cloud Storage Works:

Cloud Storage is used by Online Backup Companies to allow users to pull a file from their online storage from any computer or device that is enabled with the service.

Benefits of Cloud Storage:

It allows the user to immediately have access to the file make changes and save that file all while it still exists on the server. This is convenient for those who want to work on documents while not at their home or business computer.

It’s also helpful for immediate file retrieval if the user has accidentally deleted an important file.

Synchronizing Files:

Some of these Online Backup Companies will offer file Sync. That means all changes made to data stored on their servers is changed for all who have access to that data. This is convenient because it will work with software that allows the computer to keep all synced files up to date.

Personal vs. Workgroup Cloud:

For those that only need one account to access their files from different sources the it will be considered a personal cloud. If multiple accounts have access to the cloud it will called a workgroup cloud.

Cloud Storage Companies Include:

Steven Johnson

Steven is a web developer and online technology expert. He has built global networks and websites for fortune 500 companies. A graduate of Georgia Tech in Chemical Engineering, he now happily spends his time building Joomla and Wordpress websites as well as reviewing online backup services, web hosting and anything else that needs reviewing.

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