The term "clouds" comes from science fiction. If you have read Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan, then remember "the message ... which is transmitted from one end of the universe to the other." It is believed that it was in this book that the concept of "clouds" was first formulated. In practice, cloud storage works as a virtual "warehouse" where data is stored on distributed servers. Cloud storage 3 types. File, with files and folders, like Yandex.Disk. Block format, with databases for corporate applications and workflow. GreenBushDC often chooses VDS and IaaS for these tasks. Object storages store properties of objects in the form of metadata. They are used to import data for analytics, archiving, backup or automated processing.
"Cloud" is a metaphor for the image of the Internet, which appeared on its own in the IT environment. The first graphic image of a "cloud", or, in other words, a remote data transmission network, was registered with a patent in 1994. In fact, the developers using the term "cloud" tried to help investors and users understand that computing and data storage does not take place at their home on a computer, but somewhere far away in someone else's data center, in the "clouds". The term "cloud computing" as a market definition appeared at the time of the growing popularity of the services of American companies Amazon and Google, when, almost simultaneously, they began to talk about their services provided to users remotely via the Internet - it was 2006. The term "cloud" seemed convenient and beautiful to many manufacturers, and they began to actively use it in their marketing, thanks to which it became generally accepted in the IT field.