No one likes to think about the possibility of losing their data. The average person has a 33% chance of losing data whether it’s because of a virus, faulty hard drive, or simply human error. Fortunately, with cloud technology, backing up your data is easier than ever. The hardest part may be deciding which cloud service to choose.
Three of the most popular options include Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. All three oﬀer cost effective, consumer-oriented solutions with enough capacity to store all of your critical ﬁles. The question is, how do they compare? We’ll take a look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation.
Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Drive vs. Microsoft OneDrive
Important note: This blog post and the whitepaper are undergoing update to reflect new prices and retrieval options for Amazon Glacier introduced by AWS. Keep posted!
Findings from a Gartner report go on to say that the use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. Nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Still the main questions are: “how do you backup and control all of this data in the cloud?”, “how can the new "cold storage" solutions help you create better backup economics?”
In this whitepaper cloud architect Bill Kleyman examines the very real evolution around storage technologies, ways how new solutions around "cold storage" are impacting the market and compares Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Oracle Archive Storage and B2 Cloud Storage side-by-side.