The Top 3 Cloud Storage Platforms Of 2017
Thankfully, long gone are the days of having to buy a hard drive or a pen drive for storing and saving your data. Keeping them safe and remembering their whereabouts every time you need was undoubtedly a daunting task.
But, no such troubles now. All thanks to this new and improved digital era which belongs to cloud servers and other services. You can now easily store and retrieve your data in a cloud server, anywhere and anytime. What more can a tech savvy ask for?
However, with so many cloud services and storage platforms, choosing one out of them is no less than a herculean task. A lot of factors must be brought into consideration. Care should be taken that the chosen cloud server is secure, trusted and robust, as it is your data and other confidential info which is at stake. To help you here, we present before you a well-compiled list of the top 3 cloud storage platforms of 2017. Read on to find out.
Dropbox is one of the only cloud storage platforms that work for Blackberry and Linux, along with the Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS. Dropbox easily provides 2 GB of data storage free, which can be extended to up to 1 TB for $9.99/month.
Further, you can reap additional 500 MB storage for free for every friend who joins Dropbox using your referral up to 16GB.
All in all, Dropbox is a good option if you are looking for a paid or free cloud storage platform. It creates a local file in your system and syncs it with the online version. This allows you to access your data even in offline mode. Further, it is easy to integrate with third party apps and tools and provides easy recovery of deleted files and previous file versions.
- Google Drive
Google Drive is the cloud storage platform from the industry giant, Google. Anybody who uses a Gmail, YouTube or Google calendar account has a Google drive account by default. It allows you to backup or store up to 15 GB of data for free and you can increase it up to 1TB for $9.99/month. The storage space is shared between all the Google services. Google Drive also works like most other cloud storage application. It hosts a local file on your personal computer which is then synchronized with its online version.
- Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft One Drive allows you to 15 GB storage for a basic account and an additional 15 GB if you link your camera roll to it. If you sign up for the Office 365, you get unlimited storage. But the company slashed these benefits and currently only provides 5 GB storage to the basic account. Various social networks now allow you to your OneDrive account. This facilitates easier file sharing among colleagues.
There are still many more cloud storage platforms available for free. Choosing a cloud server to suit your needs should be done carefully and smartly for maximum benefit.
What are your views on this? Are you an active cloud storage user? Which platforms do you rely on? Write to us in the comments.