Cloud Computing Data Storage


Cloud Storage is a service that allows to save data on offsite storage system managed by third-party and is made accessible by a web services API. 

Storage Devices 

Storage devices can be broadly classified into two categories: 

  • Block Storage Devices

  • File Storage Devices

BLOCK STORAGE DEVICES 

Block Storage Devices offer raw storage to the clients. This raw storage can be partitioned to create volumes. 

FILE STORAGE DEVICES 

File Storage Devices offers storage to clients in form of files, maintaining its own file system. This storage is in the form of Network Attached Storage (NAS). 

Cloud Storage Classes 

Cloud Storage can be broadly classified into two categories: 

  • Unmanaged Cloud Storage

  • Managed Cloud Storage 

UNMANAGED CLOUD STORAGE

Unmanaged Cloud Storage means that the storage is preconfigured for the consumer. The consumer cannot format nor the consumer can install own file system or change drive properties.

MANAGED CLOUD STORAGE 

Managed Cloud Storage offers online storage space on demand. Managed cloud storage system presents what appears to the user to be a raw disk that the user can partition and format.
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