Lately, in one of my articles, I talked about what benefits cloud storage offers you and why it is getting popular, albeit slowly.
There are a number of benefits of using cloud-based storage. Security is one of them. High-security information domains like finance, insurance, banking and taxation are more and more using cloud storage. Since cloud-based programs are increasingly being used in conjunction with free tax calculators and estimators, financial modeling, risk prediction as well as other financial tools, the cloud security has improved exponentially to secure the sensitive documents and information. Other than security, cloud storage is cost-effective, automated, and easily accessible for users, among other things.
Today, I will give you an overview of cloud storage facilities available free of cost.
Today, I will give you an overview of some of the best cloud storage facilities available free of cost.
Google Docs is not exactly meant to be a cloud storage facility. It is in fact a suit of online office applications that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations etc. And the fact that you can store these files right into Google Docs –makes this service a sort of cloud storage. With Doc, Google is wanting to eliminate the need of offline office packages like MS Office.
Now let’s be concise. The following table gives you the important information about other major free cloud storage services.
|Service||Free Storage Allowed||Max File Size Permitted||Website|
|Dropbox||2GB||300 MB on the Web Interface, none on the Desktop client||Dropbox|
|Ubuntu One||5GB||5TB||Ubuntu One|
|Windows Live Skydrive||25GB||100 MB||Windows Live Skydrive|
|Google Docs||1GB||1GB||Google Docs|
|Windows Live Mesh||5GB||—||Windows Live Mesh|
|Dell Datasafe||2GB||—||Dell Datasafe|
|ASUS WebStorage||2GB||—||ASUS WebStorage|