Cloud Storage

People collect “stuff”! Quite a sweeping statement but true nonetheless and once they’ve gathered enough stuff, they have to find places to store all of it. If we think of computer information, the same statement holds true and everyone with a computer spends a lot of time acquiring data and then trying to find a way to store it.

For some computer owners, finding enough storage space to hold all the data they’ve acquired is a real challenge. Some people invest in larger hard drives. Others prefer external storage devices like thumb drives or compact discs. Desperate computer owners might delete entire folders worth of old files in order to make space for new information. But some are choosing to rely on a growing trend: cloud storage.

While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with weather fronts and storm systems, it really refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. Instead of storing information to your computer’s hard drive or other local storage device, you save it to a remote database. The Internet provides the connection between your computer and the database.

On the surface, cloud storage has several advantages over traditional data storage. For example, if you store your data on a cloud storage system, you’ll be able to get to that data from any location that has Internet access. You wouldn’t need to carry around a physical storage device or use the same computer to save and retrieve your information. With the right storage system, you could even allow other people to access the data, turning a personal project into a collaborative effort.

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1 Comment
  1. I’ve been using Jungledisk which is an interface for Amazons S3. While it doesn’t download the files to another computer it does mount it as a network drive on the other computers. I like dropbox for small files I frequently use between computers and platforms but for large files and backups I feel completely comfortable using Jungle as an off site backup location, I know Amazon isn’t going anywhere and has plenty of redundancy,

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