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    Just about as quickly as we learn the merits of a new solid-state form factor, a new one appears. While the use and location of spinning disk storage is limited, solid-state offers a number of deployment and form-factor alternatives, including ser... 

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  • cloud spanning

    Cloud spanning is a cloud delivery model in which an application requiring a large pool of computing resources is deployed over multiple cloud environments (private cloud, public cloud and/or hybrid cloud). 

  • cloud outage

    A cloud outage is a period of time during which cloud services are unavailable.   

  • cloud uptime

    Cloud uptime is the amount of time that cloud systems and cloud services hosted by a cloud provider are up and accessible by end users. 

  • 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. 

  • OpenNebula

    OpenNebula is an open source management tool that helps virtualized data centers enable private clouds, public clouds and hybrid clouds. 

  • cloud-integrated storage (CIS)

    Cloud-integrated storage (CIS) is a term that refers to a conventional storage-area network (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS) or unified storage system that tiers and/or caches data to cloud-based storage and treats the cloud storage as if it wer... 

  • ODCA (Open Data Center Alliance)

    The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is an independent information technology (IT) consortium whose goal is to develop a unified vision of cloud requirements. 

  • OpenStack Swift

    OpenStack Swift is an open source object storage system licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. 

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is an approach to risk management in which a promise of financial compensation is made for specific potential failures on the part of a cloud computing service provider.  

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About Public Cloud Storage

The Public Cloud Storage topic section offers comprehensive resources for data storage professionals looking for information on public clouds. Learn about the pros and cons of public cloud storage and read our expert advice and guidance on public clouds. Get the latest news and tips on public cloud services, public cloud providers, plus costs, implementation tips and common problems storage managers run into when using public clouds. Learn about the best practices regarding public clouds. Read our essential guides, special reports and tutorials to catch up on the most recent developments in the public cloud storage space, and see what tips and improvements you can apply to your own public cloud.