Cloud storage is a model of data storage where the digital data is stored in logical pools, the physical storage spans across multiple servers (and often locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company.
Sounds familiar , doesn’t it? Wondering where you use it? This in-thing started way back in 2007 when Dropbox made cloud storage simple and available to the masses. Today, the list of start-ups to hit the cloud storage stage includes names like Box.net, Mozy, Jungle Disk, SugarSync, Carbonite, MediaFire, and SugarOak, to name a few.