Cloud storage is a simple and scalable way to store, access, and share data over the Internet. Cloud storage providers such as AWS Web Services own and maintain the network-connected hardware and software, while you provision and use what you need via a web application. Using cloud storage eliminates the acquisition and management costs of buying and maintaining your own storage infrastructure, increases agility, provides global scale, and delivers "anywhere, anytime" access to data.

Benefits of Cloud Storage

Total Cost of Ownership. With cloud storage, there is no hardware to purchase, storage to provision, or capital being used for "someday" scenarios. You can add or remove capacity on demand, quickly change performance and retention characteristics, and only pay for storage that you actually use.