A repository is an easy way to deploy a secondary tier of data storage that can comprise multiple, networked data storage technologies running on diverse operating systems. A repository may be internal and stored on premise or cloud based repositories.
SharePoint is primarily sold as a document management and storage system, but the product is highly configurable and usage varies substantially between organizations.
Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)
Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is an open standard that allows different content management systems to inter-operate over the Internet. Specifically, CMIS defines an abstraction layer for controlling diverse document management systems and repositories using web protocols.
Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that allows clients to perform remote Web content authoring operations. The WebDAV protocol provides a framework for users to create, change and move documents on a server, typically a web server or web share.
Popular cloud repositories include Office 365, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box and DropBox.
Office 365 is the brand name Microsoft uses for a group of software and services subscriptions, which together provide productivity software and related services to subscribers. For consumers, the service allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows and OS X, provides storage space on Microsoft’s cloud storage service OneDrive.
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators.
Box (formerly Box.net) is an online file sharing and content management service for businesses. The company uses a freemium business model to provide cloud storage and file hosting for personal accounts and businesses.
Box is based in Redwood City, California.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.
Dropbox is operated by American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California.
OneDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.
OneDrive was previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders