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A Survey on Cloud Storage

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Executive Summary

As interest in the cloud increases, there has been a lot of talk about the maturity and trustworthiness of cloud storage technologies. Is it still hype or is it real? Many end-users and IT managers are getting very excited about the potential benefits of cloud storage, such as being able to store and manipulate data in the cloud and capitalizing on the promise of higher-performance, more scalable, and cheaper storage. In this paper, the authors present a typical Cloud Storage system architecture, a reference Cloud Storage model and Multi-Tenancy Cloud Storage model, survey the past and the state-of-the-art of Cloud Storage, and discuss the Advantage and challenges that must be addressed to implement Cloud Storage.

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