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Online cloud computing is still relatively new, but a growing number of businesses of all sizes are beginning to realise how beneficial it could be in terms of file storage. How the cloud works is that you can store large numbers of files in a secure ‘cloud’ online rather than having to rely on a server or the limited space available in your hard drive. A number of tech companies are rolling out cloud storage services, but which are the best? Here are just three of them:
- Dropbox – one of the largest cloud storage companies in the world to date, they have three packages: Free, Pro and Teams. The first one offers up to 18GB of free space depending on use, which is fine for small companies, but you have to pat at least $9.99 a month for more storage. The more expensive Teams package does come with at least 1TB of space, but it does come at a price, while sharing files isn’t as easy as with some of their rivals.
- Egnyte – unlike Dropbox, they don’t have a free service, but its most expensive cloud package is $12.99 per user per month when you have a minimum of 25 users, and it’s also very easy to use. There’s no file size limit, and its hybrid cloud technology means that you can use storage from both the cloud and a local source such as your computer at home or at work. For businesses looking to save money, Egynte’s cloud storage service is ideal.
- Google Drive – the search giant’s foray into cloud storage is intended to help save businesses money, and, aside from their free 5GB account, they offer paid-for storage from 20GB plus from just $2.49 per month, although for the maximum 16TB, they charge a monthly fee of $800. One of the main advantages of Google Drive is that any files created with Google Docs don’t count towards the total size of the files stored.