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What Cloud Storage Does For You

June 1, 2016 No Comments

Featured article by Mark Spencer, Cloud Storage Expert

You have probably required a service model in which you can maintain your data remotely to users in a network. You get this type of service when you enlist cloud storage services to store your data. Naturally, this data is stored online. This type of storage is paid for on a monthly rate per consumption. There are operational costs as well as per-gigabyte cost. There are three types of cloud storage; private cloud, public cloud and hybrid cloud.

With the internet connectivity available today, you can access your documents on your laptop at work, your tablet at home or your smartphones as you travel. Using cloud storage, you are able to manage your spreadsheets, PDFs, docs, photos and any other digital asset that you need. In addition, you get to access these files in their most up-to-date form. Therefore, you need a service that will help you to sync and store your data in the cloud service. The service that you choose is highly reliant on the type of security you require as well as the type of files you want to store.

The type of data that you need to store in cloud is also a factor. You have to consider the security you need as well as the devices you intend to use to access your files. There are services that are user-friendly and there are those that offer customization that is more advanced. Therefore, you need to know what level of security that you require based on the type of files you wish to save.

The most apt cloud storage solutions normally work well with apps and services. This enables you to view and edit your files easily. The ability to do this is essential in a business setting where you can access files and use apps to authenticate various tasks while doing business. Box is a particularly big deal in this regard.

The storage services that are offered by cloud have a variety of capabilities. Most specialize in various areas. For instance, SugarSync and Dropbox provide for syncing folders to provide accessibility anywhere. SpiderOak ensures that your files are secure. In addition, there are generalists that offer only file and folder syncing such as Microsoft OneDrive and Google drive. However, they also offer collaborative media playing, document editing and device syncing.

Online backup is one of the salient roles that cloud storage offers. Carbonite offers disaster recovery and IDrive provides for sharing and syncing capabilities. As such, most files uploaded on a cloud service are protected from any disc failures that may occur as they are a copy of what may have been saved in the disc. Therefore, they can be accessed from any other device that the user chooses once there is a disc failure.

There is one factor to note when it comes to cloud. There is no cloud where your data is stored; it is just a provider’s server that stores your documents. As such, you need to know that they are stored in someone’s computer. The data is encrypted before it makes its way through the internet to the provider’s server. Therefore, only changes are uploaded when you store your data on cloud. Additionally, the provider’s server saves your bandwidth. The cloud services offered include JustCloud, ZipCloud, MyPCBackup, Carbonite, SugarSync, BackBlaze, CrashPlan, Idrive,, DropBox, SpiderOak, pCloud, OneDrive, ADrive and ( or Mega Cloud Storage. All these are provided at different prices with different storage capabilities. Therefore, you get to choose your cloud based on what you need.

Author Bio

Mark Spencer is a renowned guru in the area of cloud storage. He has written many reviews providing information on cloud storage. In order to get more information on these reviews, visit







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