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Definition - What does Dropbox mean?

Dropbox is cloud storage service that enables users to store files on remote cloud servers and the ability to share files within a synchronized format.

Dropbox provides an online storage solution powered by cloud computing service model of infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Dropbox users are provided by an online storage space hosted on Dropbox accessible anywhere via the Internet. The storage space provides storage for virtually any kind of fie type from documents, images, videos etc.

Techopedia explains Dropbox

Dropbox works by installing an application on client system, which immediately uploads the data to their own cloud storage servers. The uploaded data can be accessed from the installed application or through an online control panel.

Dropbox file sharing works in cohesion with file synchronization which keeps the file routinely updated across all shared nodes even if it’s shared among many people, therefore every single recipient will always receive the latest version of the file. The Dropbox service is an example of a storage-as-a-service business model.

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