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Best cloud solutions?

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by NitroGuy, Feb 26, 2015.

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  1. NitroGuy

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    Hi all, the only cloud service I'm using right now is Dropbox and it's great, but I only have 5GB of storage and it's not enough.

    Does anyone have a review that compares them? I just want a company that has a really good privacy policy.

    Thanks!
     
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    What kind of features are you looking for in particular?

    Not sure about their privacy policy but I've been using Google Drive for ages and hasn't let me down. So easy to share documents and edit documents simultaneously. AFAIK you get 15Gb standard storage space. :thumbup:
     
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    https://owncloud.org/
     
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    Dropbox offer for $100 1tb
     
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    Spideroak do encryption. 129 per year for 1tb.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    Wow, 1TB just seems like too much...
     
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    I have stuff in both OneDrive and Google Drive. Onedrive has 30GB and Google with 15GB. Google is especially nice due to docs and sheets integration on devices.

    I assume my data gets whored out when it goes online so don't have much to say about privacy policy.
     
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    Exactly. If you want secure and privacy, don't put it online.
     
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    Amazon S3?

    1) Cheap if you don't need a lot of storage
    $0.025 per GB per month (sydney region - the most expensive one) i.e. 10GB for a year will cost $3. There's a bit more for traffic but it's negligible.

    2) Pay for what you use

    3) no accidental or incidental overwrites / deletes - eg virus, maleware, etc can't touch it, so it's ideal for backup

    However, your files aren't automatically synced, you can access them via cloudberry explorer from a windows pc.
    Some consider it an advantage, some a disadvantage.

    You can put stuff in infrequent access storage and go even cheaper for eg your family photos' & videos backup. You can even create an automatic replication to another zone (i.e. auto-backup) just in case the Sydney region fails.
     
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    Wow, thanks for posting such detailed information!

    My only concern is that the cloud company is very strong on user privacy.

    I'm starting to think creating my own cloud might be the best idea...
     
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    I was going to create a new thread, but I thought I'd post in here instead!

    I'm very curious on what is the most useful computing service or product at the moment?

    It seems like the "cloud" is popular, but I'm finding it so useful as I'm giving away my privacy by uploading my personal data to the cloud...
     
  14. Renza

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    your own cloud isn't really the cloud though.
     
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    The other one isn't either; it's just someone else's computer :D
     
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    What do you mean?

    It's the same thing if a user has all of their files stored on their home PC and they're able to access the home PC from work for example.
     
  17. Renza

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    a) the cloud is managed and b) the cloud service provider does their own backups and virtually guarantees the availability of the service.

    so no, it's not the same thing.
     
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