Services in the cloud no longer part of the future long ago. Today, almost without realizing we use daily in one form or another computing services over the Internet. Services that currently monopolize virtually all types of utilities with the user, who must not know the most extensive knowledge to handle the management of its resources.
Virtual hard disks gradually replacing our old physical world from which we can store our data, documents or files, we can make them back up, transfer them to other users or return to them when we need it. Not only that, the collection of users increases partly due to cost reductions resulting from their use. Therefore, it is a good time to make a comparison of those services most used by users. Let’s see how each stand out:
Undoubtedly, one of the top of the list, at least in popularity as home to more than 25 million users and has presence in 175 countries. Dropbox is a service platform that will surely owes its success to the simplicity of the program itself. With the service may store and sync files online and between computers or share files and folders with other users.
As I say, in its simplicity is the key to success. Through the client installed the user can easily move up the files to the folders created and the same customer will take care of sync. Files in the Dropbox folder may be shared by other users of the suite or you can access them from the website of the program.
Dropbox allows free and paid accounts based on usage of each user. The basic free account, or have up to 2 GB of storage. The Pro50 (payment) allows up to 50 GB. Finally, the PRO100 (payment) allows up to 100 GB. The client is cross platform and is available for Mac, Windows and Linux plus applications available on Android, IOS and Blackberry.
SOS Online Backup
His name gives us enough clues of what we offer. Based in California, the service is a perfect tool for online backup that allows users to host their files in the cloud.
SOS Online Backup has several versions aimed at consumers / users, SMEs and companies. It is multiplatform but mainly works on Windows OS. There are also client versions for iPhone, iPhone and Blackberry.
In the case of the company which is a internet security company, its strong point is undoubtedly the very security of the system. And precisely because of this, SOS does not have any free option. There are fees ranging from $ 9.95 a month for 50GB of space to the $ 80 for an entire year.
Another similar service with SOS to save or store the contents of our wallets on the web. The basic features we can expect from such a service (file sharing, creating multiple accounts, recovery of modified files ..) iDrive has two qualities or pros.
First lets set the task of saving a day and time. In addition, the service also allows incremental backups to maximize space that is available and apply passwords to folders that fit for safety. The program has a 128-bit encryption.
Finally we discuss the possibility of opening up to 5GB free account, possibility that can be multiplied up to 15GB if we can invite other users. The program is multi-platform and how much with IOS and free applications for Android.
In this case what Google offers us today a little different with the other services. To start the suite itself has a unique setting to host or host file. Unlike the rest, where the ecosystem is integrated into the service, Google, the user must go to Picasa photo themes, Gmail for email, to the current beta of its music platform for music or Google Docs for documents.
All of these Google services you use daily usually allow at least 1GB of free space. The user who needs more space must be paid by figures ranging from $ 5 for 20 GB in most of its services to the $ 4000 for 16 TB for a year.
The Amazon service has passed since the launch of Web Service in 2002 through several changes, always tried to adapt to developments in the sector. Amazon now divided into two sectors, the niche of users.
On the one hand we have Amazon Cloud Drive where we find the typical characteristics of a storage service in the cloud. The company gives us the possibility of 5 GB free, thereafter each annual GB pays $ 1.
On the other hand we have Amazon Cloud Player as its name indicates is aimed at music. Currently the service is restricted to U.S., although growth is expected to come soon. From Cloud Player user can buy music, download, reproduce or store your music library in the cloud. Prices are identical to Cloud Drive, ie free account with access to up to 5GB and thereafter one dollar per GB per year.
These are my five proposals but there are coming more and others that promise much. From Box , a single platform to share or upload files very focused on business until the next icloud Apple’s Cupertino that will jump on the bandwagon of the cloud. The final decision lies with each user and the specific characteristics you seek. In any case, these five proposals can be a good start for anyone who want to try this type of service.