Cloud – The Future of Storage
Cloud-based storage is a data storage solution that provides access to data over the internet. In this storage, the data is stored on servers run by cloud storage provider companies, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud.
Users can access their data from anywhere through an internet connection, and can retrieve and add data to a cloud storage provider’s servers. Cloud storage also provides the option to access data from various devices such as computers, laptops, or mobile phones.
Cloud storage also offers scalability, i.e. the ability to increase or decrease storage capacity according to needs. Some cloud storage services also provide features such as automatic backups, data encryption, and higher security. However, cloud storage using a cloud storage provider server also has several disadvantages, including:
- Dependence on internet connection: Access to data can only be done if there is a stable internet connection.
- Security: While some cloud storage services provide good security features, data is still vulnerable to cyberattacks.
- Less control: Data is controlled by third parties, namely cloud storage provider companies, thus limiting the control that users have.
- Cost: Cloud storage costs can become quite expensive if the required capacity is large or if the data is stored for a long period of time.
- Dependency on provider: Users must depend on the cloud storage provider to provide the access and services they need, and cannot control uptime or service availability.
With this reason, some companies choose to build a self-hosted cloud storage infrastructure because it has several advantages, including:
- Full control: Creating standalone cloud storage gives companies full control over their data, making it more secure from security risks that may occur with public cloud storage.
- Flexibility: Creating standalone cloud storage allows companies to customize storage according to company needs.
- Lower costs: In the long run, operating standalone cloud storage can be cheaper than using public cloud services.
- Compatibility: Standalone cloud storage works with devices and applications used today in the enterprise, making it easy to integrate and migrate data.
- Special needs: Some companies may have specific needs that public cloud storage services cannot meet, such as certain regulations or security requirements.
Standalone Cloud Infrastructure Products and Services
Self-hosted cloud storage is a data storage solution operated and run by a company or individual themselves. This storage is not managed by third parties such as public cloud storage companies.
We provide infrastructure, products, and services to build self-hosted cloud storage
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Cloud Data Mobility
Cloud data mobility is the ability to move data from one cloud storage provider to another or from an on-premises system to cloud storage.
This is especially important for companies looking to change their cloud storage provider or move their data to cloud storage from an on-premises storage system. Data mobility allows companies to retrieve their data from current cloud storage and move it to another cloud storage provider without having to retrieve data from scratch.
Data mobility also allows companies to retrieve their data from on-premises storage systems and move it to cloud storage without having to retrieve data from scratch. This allows enterprises to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency offered by cloud storage without having to lose their data.
Some data mobility services also provide features to optimize data such as compression, encryption, and data migration simultaneously. However, data mobility requires sufficient resources and costs to perform this activity.
Cloud Data Protection
Cloud data protection (CDP) is a set of technologies and practices used to protect data stored in cloud storage. These services include backup, disaster recovery, encryption, and physical security.
- Backup is the process of periodically copying data to different locations, such as tape media or cloud storage, so that data can be restored in case of damage or data loss.
- Disaster recovery (DR) is the process of restoring lost or damaged data after a natural disaster or system failure.
- Encryption is the process of hiding data from unauthorized parties by turning that data into unreadable code.
- Physical security is the process of safeguarding data stored in cloud storage from unauthorized access.
Cloud data protection allows companies to protect their data from the risk of loss or damage, as well as ensuring that data can only be accessed by authorized parties.
Cloud Data Service
Cloud data services are services that provide access to data over the internet from servers residing in the “cloud” (or internet). Some examples of cloud data services include cloud data stores, cloud databases, and cloud data analytics services. The service allows users to store, manage, and access data from anywhere with an internet connection, as well as making it easy to scale and manage dynamically growing data.
Cloud control is the process of managing, optimizing, and securing the use of cloud services. This includes cloud resource management, performance and security monitoring, and access and configuration settings. Cloud control also includes cost management, which includes optimizing costs for cloud services used and identifying and addressing abuse or inefficient usage. Cloud control also includes conformity management with applicable regulations and industry standards.