Selecting A Cloud Storage Provider: Things Consumer Reports Won’t Tell You There are hundreds of articles and guides telling a consumer what to look for when selecting a cloud storage provider, but they all say the same basic things: storage size, price, and application. Though these are all valid points, they miss the bigger picture: functionality. If a cloud storage provider has an exceptional price but poor functionality, it is not going to provide a personal or business user with the cloud computing capacity they need. Therefore, users in the market for cloud storage should consider some of these more
The Day Hard-Drives Become Obsolete Not too long ago, the only way to store data for personal users was on the hard-drive of a computer. After that came the use of disks, thumb drives and external hard-drives. This was the way of life for most users for years – until cloud storage. Today, cloud storage is growing in popularity and more users are skipping the traditional methods of storage and opting for the cloud instead. Cloud storage is essentially just a fancy way to back up information, only this time it is left on a server rather than a physical
Cloud Storage Has Turned Into A Throw Down Between Providers The cloud storage battleground has started to really pick up over the past few years. With more providers entering the marketplace and offering a variety of features (most of which are free), it is no wonder that cloud storage providers are conducting a throw down of their own against the competition. Now with Google’s Drive making its way into the marketplace as well as Microsoft’s SkyDrive, the competition is only going to heat up further. Though there are the bigger cloud storage providers, they are not the only ones out there offering the cloud
Do You Need Cloud Computing? Cloud computing, often referred to as cloud storage, is a service that allows users to access and store information on a server that is hosted over the internet. All of the storage is considered self-service and the user is responsible for updating, downloading and managing their own storage. Rather than installing these storage solutions on a device, users can access their cloud storage online through their web browser using the provider’s site. Versatility Cloud computing allows a user to perform a multitude of tasks online from any device and all items are updated in real
5 Ways A SMB Can Get The Most From Their Cloud Storage Provider Cloud storage is becoming a way of life for most small businesses. Since cloud storage provides a reliable and safe data storage option for companies who cannot afford to create an in-house data center, multiple carriers have shown up on the market urging users to take advantage of their cloud storage services. That being said, there are still pitfalls to using cloud storage and backup services, especially for small businesses that might not do their due diligence when it comes to researching a new carrier. Therefore, users
Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.