Investigate the cloud-based storage services of a major provider, such as Microsoft, Google, or Amazon. What are the approximate costs of configuring each service to store 2 TB of data and respond to requests from eight other servers? Which one has higher storage access performance? Which one is easier to configure and administer? Which is best suited to file sharing for fewer than a dozen computers in a home or small business network? Which is best suited to handle storage duties for distributed high-performance computing clusters?
Note: 250 words with intext citations and 2 references must.