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Cloud Storage Definition: What is Cloud Storage?

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Definition:

Cloud storage is simply a term that refers to online space that you can use to store your data. As well as keeping a backup of your files on physical storage devices such as: external hard drives, USB flash drives, etc., cloud storage provides a secure way of remotely storing your important data. Online storage solutions are usually provided using a large network of virtual servers that also come with tools for managing files and organizing your virtual storage space.

Also Known As: Online storage, Virtual drive
Alternate Spellings: Cloud computing

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