Cloud storage is a cloud computing model in which data is stored on remote servers accessed from the internet, or cloud–the cloud in this case being hypothetical and not the actual cloud. It is maintained, operated and managed by a cloud storage service provider on some storage servers that are built on virtualization techniques.
Cloud Storage involves at least one data server that a user connects to via the internet. The user sends files manually or in an automated fashion over the Internet to the data server which forwards the information to multiple servers. The stored data is then accessible through a web-based interface.
Data Synchronization on the other hand is the process of maintaining the consistency and uniformity of data instances across all consuming applications and storing devices. It ensures that the same copy or version of data is used in all devices – from source to destination.
It is enabled through specialized software that tracks data versions as they are created and utilized. The process is implemented in distributed systems where data elements are routed between several computers or systems. Data synchronization ensures that regardless of data modifications, all changes are merged with the original data source.
Importance of Data Storage and Synchronization
In summary, from the importances listed above it can be seen that cloud storage and data synchronization work hand in hand and are major solutions in modern day data storage. So it is advisable to ditch the archaic storage methods floppy disks, flash drives and even hard drives, and move to an all cloud based storage service. Even in the case of loss of property or hardware your data is always ready to be accessed when needed via the internet.
This is where Gigasec comes to play, with the aid of Gigasec we can help you create and manage your storage solutions via the cloud. Which would be very useful within firms and businesses such as small scale businesses, Schools, Hospitals and really any organization with a large number of employees. So that your data is never left vulnerable but easily accessible when needed.