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In recent years, both individuals and companies have embraced cloud computing as the future of information technology ("IT") architecture.' An estimated seventy-six percent of Americans use cloud computing services today,' and its use by businesses is estimated to more than double in the next three years.' Many companies around the world now outsource data storage and processing to "the cloud,"" seeking to save money on IT infrastructure costs, while benefiting from greater access and flexibility offered by the cloud.'