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You can deploy ownCloud in your own data center on-premises, at a trusted service provider or choose ownCloud. Be confident your data storage and maintenance complies with regulation. Increase security through measures like multi-factor authentication, encryption and file lifecycle management.
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Cloud storage is a model of computer data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools , said to be on " the cloud ". The physical storage spans multiple servers sometimes in multiple locations , and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company. These cloud storage providers are responsible for keeping the data available and accessible , and the physical environment protected and running. People and organizations buy or lease storage capacity from the providers to store user, organization, or application data. Cloud storage services may be accessed through a colocated cloud computing service, a web service application programming interface API or by applications that utilize the API, such as cloud desktop storage, a cloud storage gateway or Web -based content management systems. In , CompuServe offered its consumer users a small amount of disk space that could be used to store any files they chose to upload. The storage was one of the first to be all web-based, and referenced in their commercials as, "you can think of our electronic meeting place as the cloud. In , Box announced an online file sharing and personal cloud content management service for businesses. Cloud storage is based on highly virtualized infrastructure and is like broader cloud computing in terms of interfaces, near-instant elasticity and scalability , multi-tenancy , and metered resources. Cloud storage typically refers to a hosted object storage service, but the term has broadened to include other types of data storage that are now available as a service, like block storage.
Cloud computing  is the on-demand availability of computer system resources , especially data storage cloud storage and computing power , without direct active management by the user. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server. Clouds may be limited to a single organization enterprise clouds   , or be available to multiple organizations public cloud. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale. Advocates of public and hybrid clouds note that cloud computing allows companies to avoid or minimize up-front IT infrastructure costs. Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and that it enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable demand,    providing the burst computing capability: high computing power at certain periods of peak demand. Cloud providers typically use a "pay-as-you-go" model, which can lead to unexpected operating expenses if administrators are not familiarized with cloud-pricing models.