AS the Number of smartphone users increases number of cloud services is also increasing, In near feature cloud will play a important roll in daily life as smartphone, All of us use cloud in the form of Dropbox, Googledrive etc, Most of our applications like WhatsApp are dependent on cloud for storage purpose and we use as backup in case of system crash or for remote access of our Files(Data) but there are times when you cross the free storage limit, this post gives information about services and helps you to choose appropriate service.
|OneDrive||Dropbox||Googledrive||Box||Amazon Cloud Drive||Copy||CrashPlan|
|File size restrictions?||10GB||10GB with Website; Unlimited With Desktop Client||5TB||250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid plan||2GB||None||None|
|Free storage?||5GB||2GB||15GB||10GB||No Free Storage||15GB||NO Free Storage|
|Area of Specialization||Collaboration with Microsoft Services||Compatibility With Other Services||Collaboration||Compatibility With Other Services||Green Hosting||Backup||Backup|
|Paid Storage/year||1TB ($83.88)||1TB ($99)||1TB ($119.88)||100GB ($60)||$12/year for unlimited photos, $60/year for unlimited files||$60 for 250GB, $110 for 1TB||Unlimited ($59.99)|
|Server Location||USA||World wide||USA||USA||USA, EUROPE||USA, AUSTRALIA|
we no longer need to email our-self or use dvds & cds to store photos and files cloud is there to take care of it
Microsoft OneDrive:- If you are a Windows 8 or 10 user OneDrive built into your operating system, You can add files already on your PC to OneDrive by either copying them over or moving them from your PC. When you save new files, you can choose to save them to OneDrive so you can get to them from any device and share them with other people.
Android, iOS and Windows Phone apps all have automatic photo uploads, photo you take with your phone is automatically stored in our OneDrive account. OneDrive’s biggest strength is that it works closely with Microsoft Office apps
in 2015, Microsoft decided that it would no longer offer unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers. It is now limited to 1TB. Additionally, beginning in early 2016, the 100GB and 200GB paid storage plans will be discontinued, replaced with a 50GB for $1.99 per month plan.
Best for:-people who use Windows PC, tablet and phone.
Dropbox gives you 2GB when you sign up. If you participate in the quick Getting Started tutorial, you get 250MB. You can earn 500MB for each friend you refer to Dropbox who actually signs up for the service, up to 16GB total, or 32 referrals.
You can store any kind of file(all types of files) in Dropbox, by either uploading to the website or using desktop apps. you can easily move files from your computer to the cloud and vice versa by dragging and dropping them into your Dropbox folder. The service is good at syncs your files across all of your devices automatically and quickly , so you can access everything, everywhere. There is no size limit on files you upload to Dropbox.
Best for:- If you have many devices and need to share file(and syncs) go for dropbox.
Most of us are familiar with GoogleDrive if u have a Gmail account you can access Google Drive. You just have to head to drive.google.com and enable the service.You get 15GB of storage for anything you upload to Drive, including photos, videos, documents, Photoshop files and more. However, you have to share that 15GB with your Gmail account and Google+ account.
Box:-. A free Box account gives 10GB of space more than Dropbox. Box has a lot of collaboration features included, and so paid plans are charged by the user, start at $5 per user per month for 100GB of storage space, One of Box’s specialties is its ability to let you to comments on files from mobile devices, users can also connect to other apps, such as Salesforce and NetSuite, for easy saving of documents to Box. There are also plug-ins for Microsoft Office and Adobe Lightroom.
Best for:- Business people and people who use many devices.
Amazon is the worlds biggest cloud hosting company, it has a storage device called as s3 it’s aim is to store and retrieve data irrespective of time and location, although s3 has been around for a few years, but the company introduced new storage plans in March 2015; one just for photos and one for all other kinds of files.
you need to pay for any service how ever unlimited service for photos stands for it’s name(unlimited), If you are already hosting your website on amazon cloud or if u have amazon account you can simply sign into Cloud Drive for services.
Best for:- people who use Amazon Fire tablet or Fire phone . people who want or have unlimited photos, Amazon Prime members.
Copy motto is to “Enabling businesses to securely store, share, and access all of their files
anytime, anywhere, from any device.” it is widely popular for business applications as it offers high security it good for individual users also
CrashPlan offers the best way to back up and store personal, business and enterprise data securely, to those who don’t to keep store files in the cloud Crashplan lets you choose a personal computer, either your own or a friend’s, to use for storage place instead of CrashPlan’s own servers. If you use the online cloud storage, you can get unlimited space for $59.99 per year.
hope post helped you 🙂