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3 of the best options to consider when moving your business to the cloud
Cloud storage is something that has taken the technology world by storm recently, and no wonder. Seen by many experts as an efficient, cheap and accessible way to store files, cloud storage works by placing large files in a secure online location for anyone to access in a safe and secure way. A handful of technology companies have decided to offer their own cloud storage services in order to appeal to businesses who feel that the cloud is far superior to owning a more expensive server. Here are three of the main cloud computing services leading the market:
- Google Drive – determined to be the market leader, Google have recently launched their cloud service. It offers a free account with 5GB of storage space, but for greater capacity, they charge $2.49 per month for 20GB and for 16TB, it will be $800 per month. Might sound like great value, and their service makes use of apps, but sharing is a problem, as is privacy.
- Dropbox – among the first companies to develop cloud technology, they also have a free service, which with referrals to friends about their service could provide up to 18GB of storage. Their paid-for products offer between 100-500GB for at least $9.99 a month, but their Teams packages offer admin tools as well as over 1TB of space. Although impressive, their more expensive products aren’t as cheap as those on offer from competitors.
- Egnyte – one of Dropbox’s main rivals, their Hybrid Cloud service stands out as it uses both online and local storage without having a local file server. Although it doesn’t offer a basic free service, their paid products offer greater value for money, as they combine ease of use with high capacity. The most expensive price they charge for their services is a relatively cheap $12.99 per user per month when you have a minimum of 25 users.