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Online Data Storage

Definition - What does Online Data Storage mean?

Online data storage is a virtual storage approach that allows users to use the Internet to store recorded data in a remote network. This data storage method may be either a cloud service component or used with other options not requiring on-site data backup.

Techopedia explains Online Data Storage

Online data storage is generally defined in contrast to physical data storage, where recorded data is stored on a hard disk or local drive, or, alternately, a server or device connected to a local network. Online data storage usually involves a contract with a third-party service that will accept data routed through Internet Protocol (IP).

Advantages of online data storage and similar services include data backup security and convenience. Smaller businesses and entities have networks that are unable to efficiently handle data backups or provide compliance with security standards. In such cases, a vendor that provides online data storage is often a viable solution.

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