Chapter 6: Data Storage in the Cloud

CHAPTER 4, “INFRASTRUCTURE AS a Service (IaaS),” examined the process of using a service provider’s servers and data storage equipment. Within the IaaS model, the customer is responsible for installing and maintaining the software that runs on the platform. Chapter 4 introduced the use of cloud-based data storage and databases.

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines examines cloud-based storage in detail. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the role of storage-area networks.
  • Discuss the role of network-attached storage.
  • Describe cloud-based storage solutions.
  • List the pros and cons of cloud-based storage.
  • Describe cloud-based database solutions.
  • List the pros and cons of cloud-based databases.
  • Describe specific cloud-based data storage solutions such as backups and encrypted file storage.
  • Provide an example of an industry-specific cloud-based storage solution.
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Chapter 6 Related Content




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