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Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-based file synchronization solution. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which device is used to view it.

architecture

Architecture

File-based solutions provide humans with a way to store and collaborate around files organized through a hierarchy of folders. Read more.

File
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interface

Interface

File synchronization solutions clone all the files from a master copy onto one's local device, hence consuming some of the device's local storage capacity. Read more.

File Synchronization
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model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
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environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Not Applicable
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redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy mechanisms ensure the availability and durability of the files stored in the storage infrastructure. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
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fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
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security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
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scalability

Scalability

Some systems do not allow for the overall storage capacity to evolve over time. Read more.

Not Applicable
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interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)
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