Monday, April 7, 2014

Give these cloud storage platforms

This last week Canonical announced that they were closing down their cloud storage Ubuntu 1. (More on that later.) Even if you aren't affected by this decision, it might be a good idea to give cloud storage a try. Currently, there is a price war going on which benefits the consumer. Here are a couple of options.

 Everyone now days knows about Dropbox. Started in 2008, this service has become the defacto standard in cloud storage. There are hundreds of websites that allow you to use Dropbox as a storage site. Dropbox also makes it very easy to share files for projects and such  However, the free account is limited to 2GB. Click here to give it a try.

Copy is a newer storage service rum by the well-respected IT firm Barracuda. When you sign up for a free account, you get 15GB of storage space. If you install the desktop apps, you get another 5GB. That's a total of 20GB for free. On top of that, they offer top-secret grade AES 256 encryption. Interestingly, if you share a folder among other users, the space used is shared amount accounts. For example, if you have a shared project folder that takes up 5GB and there are 5 people sharing the folder, it will only take 1GB from each persons' total. Click here to give Copy a try.