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Cloud storage gateway

Cloud storage gateway definition

As a technology, cloud storage gateway makes connectivity and data transfer between local and cloud systems possible. Also, it provides a way to access cloud storage with enhanced features, such as encryption and caching, as well as other managerial features.

See also: cloud data platform

Cloud storage gateway use cases:

  • Information sharing: Cloud storage gateways facilitate organizations use servers for information sharing and various collaboration tasks while maintaining data protection.
  • Backup and recovery: Organizations can benefit from cloud storage gateways' data backup and recovery. For example, data is backed up in cloud storage and can be reached when needed, which aids storage optimization.
  • Data archiving: Cloud storage gateways provide a secure way to transfer or retrieve long-stored data, complying with various retention policies.