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Shared storage is a type of storage resource that is shared or accessed by multiple users. It is generally used in enterprise IT environments where a central storage infrastructure is shared between multiple users across the organization's network.
Typically, shared storage is in the form of:
To access data within the shared storage, users are required to authenticate themselves on the shared storage medium, central storage server or a storage management application. Once authenticated, and based on their permission level, users can access, modify and create data to/from the shared storage.
Shared storage can be accessed: