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web storage - Web-based storage of data is not a novel...

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Web-based storage of data is not a novel concept. Since the advent of networking technology in which corporations were able to link together a system of personal computing stations to a central server, the notion of sharing a bulk of data between a number of terminals has been a reality. With the implementation of a worldwide network through the technology of the Internet, it suddenly became possible to dial into any server from anywhere in the nation in order to share data. Originally, such a technology was only available to those with the capital to spend on purchasing and hosting a dedicated server. Over time, however, this ability began to become increasingly inexpensive and spread to lower level consumers. Finally, early entrepreneurs like XDrive experimented with selling chunks of their own server space to clients for the purposes of storage only. Initially, the service survived on advertising revenue, but as costs increased, XDrive went out of business for a period of time before introducing their for-pay program. Since then, competitors from the independent realm or from large corporations like Yahoo! and
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '06 term at UCSD.

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