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What is the best cloud storage? This is a question i get asked over and over again, and my response in nearly always the same. It depends!! As they say nothing in life is straight forward. So what does it depends on?

Well it depends on a number of factors. What is your requirement? What do you want to use it for? Do you need to share data with others? If so by what medium? Do you want the data encrypted? What is your budget? If you are using is as a method of backing up your data how granular does the restore need to be? Do you need to backup special systems such as Exchange or SQL? If so do you need to be able to do backup and or recovery at an individual mailbox level? I could go on and on and on.

Instead i will give you some of the pro's and cons of using cloud storage and allow you to choose the best cloud storage for your business or personal needs.

Pro's:

Storage in the cloud offers a very low cost per megabyte or gigabyte metered storage system.

A recent Gartner report put the cost of cloud storage at 3 cents per gigabyte per month . This is compared to $1 per gigabyte per month for in premise storage.

The right service can provide a cheap alternative to FTP or SFTP servers.

With the right service home users can share files or folders by using Facebook, Twitter or email.

You may not have another means of backing up your data.

Users that are rarely in the office know that their data is backed up.

Small businesses that cannot afford file servers can share files between themselves

Cons:

There are a large number of cloud service providers to choose from and the choice can be daunting.

A lot of providers are selling their services over the top of data service providers such as Amazon. So they down even own the data storage they are selling you.

Amazon themselves have had outages on their cloud storage.

There are also concerns over the bandwidth required and latency.

Not suitable for high I/O backups or storage.

Some low end services have poor security.

Recommendations:

So my recommendations are first and foremost to define your requirements and budget. Then do your homework, do some research, sign up for some free trials. Preferably ones tat do not ask for your credit card details up front. Try a few different ones for the trial period. Not only do they all provide slightly different services but the interfaces will also be very different, so make sure you pick one that you are comfortable with. If you do not have the time to do the homework,seek the advice of an IT professional and let them guide you in the right direction. Only you can list your requirements so you will have to do a little bit of work, but this will ensure you get the best cloud storage for you or your business.


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