What is Public Cloud Storage?

Standard
Definition Public Cloud Storage

Public cloud storage is a cloud storage model that enables individuals and organizations a like to copy, edit and access data stored on a remote cloud storage server. It is the standard cloud storage model that delivers internet accessible storage for global public under a subscription based utility billing mode. Public cloud storage is provisioned by a cloud storage service provider that hosts, manage and source the storage infrastructure publicly to different users.

Public cloud storage service is also known as storage as a service, utility storage and online storage.

Brief Description of Public Cloud Storage

Public cloud storage enables sourcing of on demand scalable data storage capacity over the internet.  It’s architecture is enabled through storage virtualization, which logically distributes large storage arrays / server / drives into multi-tenant architecture shared among multiple users and / or applications.

Public cloud storage capacity is delivered and accessible in two key sourcing models;

  1. Web Services API’s
  2. Thin Client Applications

Public cloud storage that is delivered through API’s is designed to be used for web applications.  Such API’s enable accessing and scaling storage at run time and to ensure administrative control over cloud stored data.  The thin client applications provide end users a mean to backup and store their local data on remote cloud storage. The application is installed on a local machine (computer, server, tablet etc) or is accessed as a SaaS and enables copying and synching data; to and from device to the public cloud storage.

The thin client applications provide end users a mean to backup and store their local data on remote cloud storage. The application is installed on a local machine (computer, server, tablet etc) or is accessed as a SaaS and enables copying and synching data; to and from device to the public cloud storage.

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