5 Cloud Storage Services For Your Business

If you’re looking for a solid cloud storage provider, here’s 5 to try.

Cloud storage basically means “the storage of data online in the cloud,” wherein a company’s data is stored in and accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources that comprise a cloud.

Today businesses of all shapes and sizes use cloud storage, not only because of lower costs (you don’t need to purchase, manage and maintain expensive hardware) but cloud storage can provide the benefits of greater accessibility and reliability; rapid deployment; strong protection for data backup, archival and disaster recovery purposes.

5 Cloud Storage Service Providers to Try

If you’re looking for a solid cloud storage provider, here’s 5 to try.

Box for Business: Box Business offers easy file upload, and folder management to organize all your files documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, audio and video files. You can easily share files and define who can access and edit specific files and folders.

Dropbox for Business: Dropbox protects your work, and lets your team get to their files from any computer, phone, or tablet. Start with 1,000 GB and get more space as your team grows.

Google Drive: Part of the Google Apps suite of services, Google offers 15 GB of free storage so you can safely keep images, audio and video, presentations and other documents safely in Drive. Google Drive for business includes Google Vault for archiving and e-discovery features.

OpenDrive: OpenDrive will improve your productivity with easy to use cloud content management solutions. You can sync or backup files across computers connected to any account and share (or collaborate) on files within the company.

Zoolz Business: Using the Amazon AWS infrastructure Zoolz offers 1 TB of storage for $25/month. The storage service supports multiple computer back-ups, file search, drag and drop upload and continuous data protection that monitors file changes.

This article was originally published on November 14, 2013

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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