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Best Cloud Backup Services for Small Business and Home Users

Posted by QuoteColo on September 22, 2014 - Updated on September 22, 2014

Best Cloud Backup Services for Small Business and Home Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote storage is a wonderful way for small businesses, as well as for homeowners, to avoid the pain and frustration of losing all of their hard work and important data. Fortunately, a number of options are currently available that offer cloud backup services for users at home or at work. However, because of the influx of different options available today, it can make it difficult to know what options are good for the home and the small business.

When choosing a platform, it is important to consider a variety of factors. Make sure you know how much the service will cost, as well as the types of features it is able to offer. Additionally, make sure that you look at some reviews from actual customers to get a better idea of what the service is able to offer in the “real world” of virtual backups. Let’s look at some of the most popular and best cloud backup services on the market right now.

Dropbox

One of the first names that people consider when they are looking at cloud storage and cloud backup options is Dropbox. While they were not the first company to create this type of service, they’ve done quite a bit to make it popular. It is easy to use, and it comes with 2GB of free space. This might be enough for some individuals, and many people, as well as businesses, will want to upgrade to have more space available. It synchronizes files quickly when uploaded. Users are able to access those files from any computer, making this a wonderful tool for businesses.

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive actually offers more initial free space than Dropbox. They start by giving users 5GB of space free. It is possible to add more storage at a relatively low cost with Amazon, as well. They are currently charging 50 cents for each additional gigabyte of space. Having an additional 50GB of space would cost $25 annually.

Google Drive

Google Drive is another quality option, and it works quite similarly to Dropbox. Once someone uploads a file, it will synchronize that file so that it will be the same regardless of the device used to open it. It is possible to upload, share, and work on any sort of file whether it is an image, video, music, or a document. Something else that makes this a good choice, particularly for businesses, is that the documents created in Google Docs will not count against the storage limit.

Apple iCloud

This service starts with 5GB of free space, although more space is available for an extra fee. It’s also possible to store any media bought from iTunes to the iCloud, and that media does not count against the storage limit. While many people are currently using the service for some of their music and video files from iTunes, it is also possible to store other types of media in the iCloud, including documents. However, it is not as simple or intuitive as many of the other types of services are, which is a turnoff to some people.

The four services mentioned in this article are just four of the many varieties out there, and more are coming onto the market each day. Many other choices are out there. As always, do your research and look for the service that will match what you or your company needs the most.

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