September 14 2019

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is the concept of storing data and information by a host provider in their server over the cloud. Pay some amount for storing large amount of data or get some amount of free data storage which starts from 2GB to 50 GB.

Cloud stored data can be accessed from anytime anywhere in this world from internet. The files and folders stored and synced in laptop or system can be easily accessed from Mobile Phone, Web, Tab and other devices connected in internet.

Data stored in cloud can be embedded in the website and can also be linked. Images or file will directly browsed without storing it in website, that minimizes website being heavy and will load faster.

Provides security so data will not be stolen. Hackers cannot steal data as cloud storage is more secure.

In organization different folder can be given access to different people. So employees may access the data that is meant for them only.

Even in case of computer gets damaged or stolen, data remains safe since everything is stored on the cloud which can be synchronized.

 

There are many cloud storage companies. Some of them are:

 

  1. One Drive : 5 GB free, $2 50 GB monthly. [ View Website ]

 

One drive is built in windows 8 and 10.  It has file size restriction of 10 GB. It provides 5 GB of free storage which cannot be extended further. 50 GB of storage can be gained for just $2 a month. One drive supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, windows phone operating system. Its easy to edit and open files from One drive in Microsoft applications like word or excel.

 

2. Dropbox: 2-16 GB free, $10 2 TB monthly. [ View Website ]

 

Dropbox has file size restriction of 10 GB(none with Dropbox app). It provides 2 GB of free storage which can be extended further to 16 GB by participating in get started tutorial or referring it to a friend.  2TB of storage can be gained for just $10 a month. Dropbox supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, windows phone, blackberry, Linux, Kindlefire operating system.

 

3. Yandex Disk: 10 GB free, $2  10+100 GB monthly. [ View Website ]

 

Yandex Disk has the file size restriction of 50 GB. It provides 10 GB of free storage. 110 GB of storage can be gained for just $2 a month. Yandex Disk supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, Linux, operating system.

 

4. Mega.nz: 50 GB free, 9.99 euros 500 GB monthly. [ View Website ]

 

Mega.nz has the file size restriction of 10 GB. It provides 50 GB of free storage. 500GB of storage can be gained for just 9.99 euros a month. Mega.nz supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, Linux, operating system.

 

5. Google Drive: 15 GB free, $10 1TB monthly. [ View Website ]

 

Google Drive has file size restriction of 5TB. It provides 15 GB of free storage which cannot be extended. 1TB of storage can be gained for $10 a month and also 100GB of storage for $2 a month. Google Drive supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, operating system.

 

6.SugarSync: 5 GB free, $18.95  500 GB monthly [ View Website ]

 

SugarSync has the file size restriction of 300 MB. It provides 5 GB of free storage. 500GB of storage can be gained for just $18.95 a month. SugarSync supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, Kindle Fire, operating system.

 

7. iDrive: 5 GB free, $52.12 2 TB yearly [ View Website ]

 

iDrive has the file size restriction of 2 GB. It provides 5 GB of free storage. 2TB of storage can be gained for just $52.12 a year. iDrive supports Windows, Mac, iOS, operating system.

 

 

8. Apple iCloud: 5 GB free, $2.99  200 GB monthly [ View Website ]

 

Apple iCloud has file size restriction of 50 GB. It provides 5 GB of free storage which cannot be extended.  50GB of storage can be gained for just $0.99 a month, 200GB of storage for $2.99 a month and also 2TB of storage for just $9.99 a month. Apple iCloud supports Windows, Mac, iOS, Operating system.

 

9. Amazon Cloud Drive: $12 unlimited photos yearly, $60 unlimited files yearly [ View Website ]

 

Amazon Cloud Drive has file size restriction of 2 GB. It doesnot provide any free storage. Unlimited photos can be stored for just $12 per year and unlimited files for $60 per year. Amazon Cloud Drive supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, kindle fire operating system.

 

10. Box:  10 GB free, $2 100 GB monthly [ View Website ]

 

Box has file size restriction of 250 MB for free plan and 5GB for paid plan. It provides 10 GB free storage which cannot be extended any further. 100GB of storage can be gained for just $10 a year and also 100GB of storage for $2 a month. Box supports Windows, Mac, iOS, android, Windows Phone, Blackberry operating system.

Nitesh Guragain
Nitesh Guragain
nitesh

Nitesh Guragain is currently studying Bsc.CSIT in Birat Multiple College, Biratnagar. He is interested in technology, website development and machine learning. He also has interest in art and music. He has 7 years experience in acting, 2 years in music and 2 years in website development field.