Lévillé 2015 (†738)Lévillé, Valerie. "Cloud Archives," in Luciana Duranti and Patricia Franks, ed. Encyclopedia of Archival Science Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).
- archival cloud (p. 136): A cloud archives is a cloud storage service that specializes in long-term data retention for electronic archives. Instead of the traditional private or in-house archival storage infrastructure, archives are hosted virtually by an external cloud provider. Data search and retrieval, data security, and the application of data management policies (e.g., retention and disposition) are determined and regulated by the provider, the type of cloud (public, private, hybrid, community), and the cloud service (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) chosen to host the archives. (†1702)