Running a literature and artwork website means that I get to receive and store large amounts of files every week. Some of these files can also be of a very large size. That means reliable data storage that can be accessed from anywhere. So for years now I have been using cloud storage that can be accessed across platform for this. Every year I do a check on which service is the best. It is time for that again as 2016 approaches. This article offers a good overview.
Online storage is an integral part of life now, but with so many available it’s hard to decide which one to use. To help you make the right choice we’ve rounded up and tested 14 of the best cloud storage services, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Mega, Tresorit, Copy, pCloud, and OneDrive.
It is not surprising that Dropbox remains the industry standard. In fact it seems to be increasing its lead with One Drives negative changes and the Google Drive internal data loss and security issues. Probably the good thing is the increase in alternatives. This means more competition and that can only be good.
One big advantage that Dropbox has is that it is compatible across more platforms than and of the other services. As automation increases this is going to be critical. There is an advantage to being a specialist company such as Dropbox. They can concentrate on producing one quality product and constantly improving it. Others such as Google and Apple are producing a multitude of products. They also aim primarily at products that complement and work across their own architecture. This is great when everyone you are working or communicating with is using the same. However, if like at Eastlit you are communicating with people all over the world using a all kinds of different platforms, the Dropbox compatibility advantage is a big one. We will continue to use Dropbox into the future for our storage and also recommend it to others.