Cloud Storage Providers — How the Top 3 Stack up Side by Side

Cloud Storage Providers — How the Top 3 Stack up Side by Side

Cloud storage is here to stay. Everyone wants to be able to access their data from anywhere, on any device that pleases them.

This graphic contains some interesting facts about our current cloud storage needs and usage, along with projections about where the industry is going in the next few years.

Most important, it compares some of the main nitty-gritty points about what you’re actually getting with the current top 3 providers.

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Though it’s yet unproven, I’ll also add that Microsoft OneDrive is offering 15gb of free storage too, with competitive upgrade pricing.

Nobody can really compete with Google at this stage, either free or paid. Their maximum file size per upload is currently set at 10gb compared to Dropbox’s unlimited offering. But at the same time their paltry 2gb of free storage is all but useless for most businesses looking to store large databases and CRM files, and certainly not large enough for most home users looking for a place to store large media files.

Box looks okay if you’re uploading several small text files at different times, but their file size restrictions are really lame at 250mb per file.

I know there’s a lot of Dropbox lovers out there, but Google will beat the others into submission every time, particularly when you come to a point where you want to upgrade to a paid solution. Even though their upgraded package prices are the same, why in the world would anyone limit themselves to 2gb for free (Dropbox) when they can shift to Google and have 15gb for free to start out with?

Main Image: “The Cloud” by Perspecsys Photos

 

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