Cloud computing is becoming a necessity..The term cloud could be confusing yet, it’s simple… Cloud computing is a term for an outside/external server in which you save information, your personal data for a later use and management.
It is basically a empty storage space filled with your data, accessible 24/7 uptime (well like the companies offer). This type of computing has developed in the last 5 years and has grown to be not only storage space service, but applications services, web services, streaming platforms and what not!
I’m going to make a top notch selection of cloud computing providers worldwide.
The major cloud computing services are compatible and accessible not only for users of desktop computers, but also for mobile devices users, making it easy the access in a permanent manner (as long as your are a subscriber, of course), your music, movies, documents, photos, videos, your to-do-things, appointments, managing your websites etc., making cloud computing concept is also great for individuals, businesses and larger corporations.
As I said cloud computing isn’t just a simple storage space for you to use. Most of these services enables it’s users to edit, movie, copy-paste their data.
Windows and Linux users 101% compatible to use these cloud services which isn’t the same situation for Mac users, but no worries the big players I will list below are all Mac + Windows + Linux comptible.
I admit, there are some really quality reviews on the internet, yet most of them are written affiliate links and in the end it doesn’t comes down to quality. In the end, after trying different cloud providers, I’m sure your will find the right one, whether that be for individual needs or businesses needs.
I’ve tested almost all of them myself, and as a certified AWS (Amazon Administrator), clearly will start with my favorite Amazon:
Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon Cloud Drive is used by over 100 milion users worldwide and more than 50 million US citizens. The quality of its services has brought a record number of visitors/users. With a free 5GB free storage for every Prime subscription, Amazon Cloud Computing provider is a player with optimal (read cheap) offers.
I want to share also, that Amazon Cloud offers a family pack for the whole family. Pictures, videos, files you name it. For incredible $5 monthly, you get unlimited storage!
Amazon has a more personalized taste. Streaming – lovers love the feature for streaming on site. The team of Amazon Cloud puts extra effort in personalizing the service, resulting in a improved user experience.
I don’t blame them since visualized data is king!
I’m sure movie & music fans/lovers will love using Amazon Cloud.
Microsoft OneDrive is a more business oriented cloud provider. Since the term ‘business’ is more attractive in the eyes of cloud providers, and naturally for web hosting providers, marketing companies and other different solutions, offering online solutions to businesses often ‘rings a bell’ for a higher price.
Here is where Microsoft OneDrive differs from the others. It’s actually the cheapest cloud solution for businesses.
Microsoft OneDrive minor package offers 5GB of free cloud space. The next package named under ‘basic’ starts for $2 paid per month, and includes incredible 50GB fast servers/cloud storage space.
Bigger, named as ‘Business’ oriented plans offer up to 1TB lightening fast cloud hard disks, for an incredible low price of lousy $5 paid on a monthly basis. The monster package @Microsoft OneDrive is made for the needs of a bigger team on a corporation level. This package offers unlimited users and usable space of 5TB cloud data storage, and the price is $10 per month.
Since Microsoft OneDrive is created & offered by Microsoft, Windows native users will have an easy time playing and tweaking the features that OneDrive has built in. Either way, mastering cloud computing on OneDrive is easy as cake.
Mac users are often an ‘isolated’ community when new technology inovations swim on the surface. But Apple eyes doesn’t leave a trend passing under it’s nose.
iCloud is hands down one of the cloud computing/management and quote this: iCloud is the perfect cloud storage solution not only for Mac users!
Yeah, I’m saying that iCloud is a cloud solution for your files, apps and other, for all OS users out there.
The principe is the same. Store, manage (movie, copy,paste), stream, download media files. Another advantage for mac users is the synchronizing of the iCloud account with devices that run Mac OS.
iCloud is the ultimate cloud storage solution for all Apple products that run their operating systems. An effortless all in one ‘quick fix’ for protecting, storing, using your data the easy way.
Now this is the real deal. G Suite is patent of Google. Cloud Computing services often are categorized under the storage term. But G Suite is taking it a little more further.
What’s unique about this cloud service? It’s called Editing! Yes, G Suite makes it easy to edit and manage your files, focusing primarly on documents.
Singing a contract on spot, or adding an important data on a cell in an excel document online is a simple task with G Suite. The G Suite Chrome extension makes the process even easier.
I would 101% state that Google Docs are the most important feature of G Suite, appart from Google Drive, the successor of Google Apps.
I’ve used this before Amazon, and I still use it for editing important data on spot via Google Docs. The speed is marvelous fast when editing. I highly recommend for storing and managing your documents with G Suite, and of course why not store with Google Drive?