Which cloud storage solution is right for your business?

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Gone are the days of PCs loaded with documents and USB drives as a backup, packed with files. Today the majority of businesses use the cloud as their primary storage space for documents and data. Not only does the cloud allow for storing documents, it can make collaboration easier.

Storing your files in the cloud is a safe and practical option for your business, but what solution is best for you?

 

Dropbox

Dropbox is raved about for its collaborative functions and its ability to edit shared files. Dropbox offers real-time syncing and 180-day file history. With a simplistic interface, Dropbox is a great solution for users of all abilities.

Pros: Easy to share files across teams

Cons: Paid plans can be expensive and may be needed for additional storage

 

Google Cloud

Understandably a google account is required to access the Google Cloud. Google Cloud offers a wide range of services to it’s users including laaS and PaaS Solutions. Google Cloud is great for syncing with other G-Suite apps such as Google Calendar and Google Docs. Google Cloud’s interface is simplistic and very user friendly.

Pros: Users get 15GB free storage

Cons: After the free trial all services will require a cost

 

Microsoft One Drive

Microsoft One Drive is now built into the Windows 10 operating system. One Drive offers real-time syncing and 30-day file history. One Drive also offers ransomware protection, giving users peace of mind that their personal information is safe.

Pros: Integrated with Windows. Also, can be used as a SmartPhone App.

Cons: Features are relatively basic compared with some of its competitors.

 

Apple Icloud

For Mac users Apple Icloud is the best option. As an apple user you’ll already have access to 5GB worth of storage with Icloud. Icloud integrates with macOS and IOS and provides an easy solution for data storage.

Pro: Easy to use interface and two-factor authentication option

Cons: Suited for Apple users and paying for additional storage costs can become expensive

 

CloudLinux

CloudLinux is an open-source cloud platform. One of the key benefits with CloudLinux, is that users can build access to their own servers, meaning users can host themselves rather than using a 3rd party host. This means more control over your platform but could also be a disadvantage with users with less technical ability.

Pros: Security is built into the platform, which means better protection for your data

Cons: Platform may be more difficult to navigate than some of it’s competitors

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