Cloud Storage Backup Definitions

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    cloud drive storage

    Cloud drive storage is a term that refers to the ability to mount the storage capacity provided by a cloud storage service so that it appears to the server as a normal drive letter.

  • cloud encryption (cloud storage encryption)

    Cloud encryption is a service offered by cloud storage providers whereby data, or text, is transformed using encryption algorithms and is then placed on a storage cloud.

  • cloud file storage

    Cloud file storage is a storage service that is delivered over the Internet, billed on a pay-per-use basis and has an architecture based on common file level protocols such as Server Message Block (SMB), Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS). 

  • cloud NAS (cloud network attached storage)

    Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is remote storage that is accessed over the Internet as if it was local.

  • cloud seeding

    Cloud seeding (also known as seeding the cloud) is an option an organization can use for its first data backup to a cloud service.

  • cloud storage

    The cloud storage service model allows data to be stored on remote servers accessed via the Internet. Cloud storage offers scalability, multi-tenancy and metered resources.

  • cloud storage backup

    Cloud storage backup involves moving data offsite to a managed service provider for protection. It can either replace or complement on-premise backups.

  • cloud storage provider

    Cloud storage providers are third-party companies that offer organizations and end users the ability to save data to an off-site storage system.

  • D

    D2D2C (disk-to-disk-to-cloud)

    D2D2C (disk-to-disk-to-cloud) is an approach to hybrid cloud backup that involves using local storage for staging data that will eventually be sent to a third-part cloud storage service provider.

  • P

    public cloud storage

    Public cloud storage, also called storage-as-a-service, on-line storage or utility storage, is a service delivery model for data storage on a per-per-use basis.  

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