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  • Glacier (Amazon Glacier)

    Amazon Glacier is a low-cost cloud storage service for archiving data that can tolerate a three- to five-hour retrieval time. 

  • 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 Data Management Interface

    Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) is a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) industry standard that defines the interface that applications will use to create, retrieve, update and delete data elements from the cloud. 

  • managed storage

    Managed storage is the process of offloading an organization’s data storage requirements to an outside managed service provider. 

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    A cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software components -- such as servers, storage, virtualization software and operating systems -- needed to meet the computing requirements of a cloud storage model. 

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud storage provider (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used as a file-sharing service. 

  • utility storage

    Utility storage is a service model in which a provider makes storage capacity available to an individual, an organization or a business unit on a pay-per-use basis. The utility model is sometimes called metered services or storage on demand. 

  • 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. 

  • personal cloud storage (PCS)

    Personal cloud storage (PCS) is an online web service that provides server space for individuals to store data, photos, videos and other files. 

  • 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.