Cloud Storage is one of the best offering of Cloud Computing. There are free models of Cloud Storage as well as Cloud storage at monthly rate or usage pricing Models. Previously we have published various articles on Cloud Storage itself. However, in this article we will discuss what are the offerings and which models of Cloud Storage is most suitable for you.
Understanding the advantages of Cloud Storage of Cloud Computing
Cloud storage usually offers data storage as “as a Service”. Most uses own proprietary software and hardware infrastructure to deploy the theory of Storage Virtualization. There are various tiers of deployment and a particular type of Cloud Storage is configured accordingly.
Content Delivery Network can be a type of Cloud Storage but the usage of a CDN is not the same as a Cloud Storage offered by a Cloud Backup Storage service. The particular system is configured according to its targeted usage. So one particular service typically optimized for backup, might not be suitable for file sharing.
Using the proper type of Cloud Storage service for a particular usage
Security, Speed of the system, Availability are three variables among various factors. Mostly offered free Cloud Storages are not efficient for faster delivery.
Quite obviously, the service which offers Backup of WordPress is not the same which offers Video Streaming. This is a very important point to note – what is your need or expectation.
Security of Cloud Storage
Question of security mainly arrives when the data is a backup, rather not a file that is intended to be shared. Publicly shared files usually distributed over http whereas https is employed when the question of security arrives. It is very important point to understand that, despite any Cloud Storage user interface might look like your hard disk but the mechanism how it works is not actually like your hard disk.