Last updated 31/12/2020
How much data do you need to store in your office desktop on a regular basis?
You can’t even recall. Can you? It’s that much.
And because of storing too much data in your PC, it functions slow and looks messy as well. Isn’t it?
Well, we have 2 words as a solution to this situation- Cloud Storage!
You might ask, “How would I know if cloud storage really is the best solution?
Well, we can answer your question with one simple survey of Spiceworks. According to this survey conducted by Spiceworks, 93% of organizations around the world are using cloud-based IT services. And among the most commonly used cloud computing services, web hosting leads at 76 percent, followed by email hosting at 56 percent, and cloud storage and file-sharing at 53 percent.
Convinced? Now, let us tell you what cloud storage actually is.
What Is Cloud Storage?
Cloud storage is a model of computer data storage in which the digital data is stored in logical pools. The physical storage spans multiple servers (sometimes in multiple locations), and the physical environment is typically owned and managed by a hosting company. These cloud storage providers are responsible for keeping the data available and accessible, and the physical environment protected and running. People and organizations buy or lease storage capacity from the providers to store user, organization, or application data.
So why exactly using cloud storage is far better than any other storage? This is why:
Now the question is, which cloud storage your organization should use? Considering the fact that cloud storage can cost a lot if you are working with SMBs your organization might not be ready to such a huge amount. Hence, we have listed 8 cloud storage here that are absolutely free to use. Have a look once!
We all know about Google Drive. Don’t we? Most of the people across the globe are using it for both professional and organizational purposes. Google Drive was launched by Google in 2012 and has been helping users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. Google free cloud storage provides a space of 15 GB to users.
This one too has been around for a while and has been adored a lot. Media Fire is probably the best free cloud storage to store documents and photos online. It provides an initial storage space of 10 GB but that’s expandible till 50 GB and most importantly, is easy to use.
Sync.com is another free cloud service that helps users to access and share their files from virtually any computer, phone, or mobile device without giving up their right to privacy. Once a user has created an account and installed the app, files and folders added to Sync get backed up to the cloud and instantly synced to all their connected devices. Users can also share their files and folders, making Sync perfect for collaborating with teams or sharing files with clients and customers. It provides free storage of about 5 GB
Launched in 2013, Mega has become quite popular over the years. Mega is mostly known for its 50 GB storage capacity. The service of Mega is offered primarily through web-based apps. Mega mobile apps are also available for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS.
Compared to the previous ones, Dropbox is pretty powerful because of its backup features. Dropbox has been praised, receiving the Crunchie Award in 2010 for Best Internet Application, and Macworld's 2009 Editor's Choice Award for Software. It has been ranked as one of the most valuable startups in the US and the world, with a valuation of over US$10 billion, and it has been described as one of Y Combinator's most successful investments to date.
When it comes to cloud storage space, pCloud really stands out the crowd since it provides free cloud storage of 2 TB. Can you imagine that? Along with that, pCloud helps you to share files with your teammates anytime you want as well.
If you are using windows, you probably have it installed already. OneDrive provides you with a storage space of 15 GB. Launched in 2007, OneDrive still falls under the 2nd favorite cloud storage according to most of the businesses.
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple that was launched on October 12, 2011. As of 2018, the service had an estimated 850 million users, up from 782 million users in 2016. iCloud enables users to store data such as documents, photos, and music on remote servers for download to iOS, macOS, or Windows devices, to share and send data to other users, and to manage their Apple devices if lost or stolen. iCloud also provides the means to wirelessly back up iOS devices directly to iCloud, instead of being reliant on manual backups to a host Mac or Windows computer using iTunes. Service users are also able to share photos, music, and games instantly by linking accounts via AirDrop wireless.
We hope it will be easy for you now to find a cloud computing storage for your organization. In order to pick up the right cloud computing storage for yourself, you need to stay updated about the recent cloud computing trends as well. And knowing about the nook and corners of cloud computing is definitely a must. And the best way to do it is none other than going for a cloud computing certification!
Keep giving a thought to it, and let us keep brewing more new and trending tech topics for you!
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