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Cooperative Storage Cloud

What Does Cooperative Storage Cloud Mean?

A cooperative storage cloud is a type of cloud storage service model in which data is stored on distributed clients and nodes in a decentralized system. A cooperative storage cloud enables the storage of data on remote and distinct participants, which pool their storage capacity to deliver a unified cloud storage solution.

A cooperative storage cloud may also be referred to as a peer-to peer storage cloud or a cloud storage co-op.

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Techopedia Explains Cooperative Storage Cloud

A cooperative storage cloud is an implementation of peer-to-peer computing architecture. This service is generally delivered by a cloud storage service provider that builds specialized P2P software to manage the storage and retrieval of data. Such a service works when the P2P software is installed by all the participating subscribers. Each subscriber provides a predefined storage capacity that can be allocated to the system. In turn, the storage service provides the collective storage capacity of all subscribers to the same or other subscribers.

A cooperative storage cloud is different from typical cloud storage service providers, which use their own storage infrastructure to host and provision storage. Although there are no dedicated servers/infrastructure for hosting/storing the data, an application server may be present to control and manage the storage logic or the overall storage, sharing and retrieval of data from remote systems.
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Synonyms

Cloud Storage Co-op, Peer-to-Peer Storage Cloud

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