Cloud storage is not a super-complex IT technology, but just one of the models of online virtual data room providers, that is next century software.
What Are Virtual Data Rooms in the Cloud?
Although the concept of cloud computing appeared in the 20th century (it was only called “more scientifically”), the real boom of this technology occurred in 2008. Today, the concept of “cloud storage” is no longer surprising, but not everyone knows what it is, how it works, and why it was created. We will try to answer these questions in simple language.
Another key difference between cloud services is their relative cheapness compared to a standalone server. The user pays only for the disk space that he needs to work. The main thing is that a person does not need to pay for computer power (the amount of allocated RAM, processor time, etc.), as is the case with renting a server or even shared hosting.
All that an ordinary user needs to interact with cloud storage is to log in to the website of a company that provides services for storing user data on its servers. The personal account of such services has all the necessary tools for working with the cloud – downloading, uploading, and the ability to view downloaded files.
Many cloud storage owners create special applications for computers and mobile devices for most of the operating systems that exist today. This provides users with the ability to manage their data without the need for a browser, which greatly increases the level of security and more. It practically does not differ from the traditional way of storing information on remote servers. The exception is that the user does not need to buy or rent a separate server with disk space, and then configure it to be able to work with.
How Do Virtual Data Rooms in Cloud Work?
Take a look at the next principle to understand the principle of virtual data room in cloud work:
- Continuing work in the background after closing the main window. Some programs, without notifying the user, install services that automatically start at startup and run on the computer when it is closed. As a rule, such applications then display all kinds of notifications on the screen with an offer to download other programs.
- Changing the settings of other installed programs without the user’s knowledge. Most often, the home page in the browser is changed in order to promote the site, advertise goods and services.
- Displaying deliberately false information on the screen, for example, about the “poor technical state of the system or computer” in order to prompt the user to download a (usually paid) program for PC optimization or purchase more powerful components for it.
- Spontaneous opening of sites in the browser, installing plugins, and other actions.
- Changing the structure/integrity of other files. If you have ever installed it on a computer, the so-called. cracks for cracking games or any applications, then, for sure, came across an antivirus message about the detection of unwanted or even virus software. The same can be said about unlicensed patches that change/add functionality to programs. Cracks and patches make changes or replace executable EXE files, DLL libraries, etc., which is why they cause such anxiety in the antivirus and the system. But you and I know that they are not dangerous (at least, those that were obtained from trusted sources).