This paper will attempt to determine the sustainability of cloud storage; that is, systems where the database lies in a separate vendor network other than the application itself. In this paper, we will discuss the reliability, usability, cost and overall ease of use of current vendor solutions while also describing the typical setup of cloud storage. We will also look at the evolution of cloud storage moving into the future, and attempt to determine whether integrations into cloud storage can be relied upon to transport vital information.
Thompson, Ryan and Friel, T.C., "THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CLOUD STORAGE " (2013). SAIS 2013Proceedings. 36.