Cloud storage, at its most basic, is the storage of data online in the cloud.
This means that a company’s data is being stored somewhere else other than on a hard disc in the user’s PC or Mac.
The data is maintained, managed, backed up remotely and made available to users via the Internet and it can provide some essential benefits.
Those benefits include; greater accessibility and reliability, rapid deployment, protection for data backup archival and disaster recovery, and lowering overall storage costs.
The ability to lover storage costs is achieved by not having to buy, maintain, and manage hardware, because someone else is taking care of that.
Data can be stored in three different architecture models, public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.