Storage in the Cloud

By Danielle Arad - April 27, 2012

We’ve gone from not understanding what cloud storage even meant to having more cloud storage options than we know how to handle. This week brought the launch of Google Drive – described on the official Google blog as:

“A place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.”

Cloud storage and solutions are not going away so I wanted to take a moment and outline some of the top cloud storage providers out there, in no particular order:

  1. Dropbox – the real selling point for Dropbox is the sharing and collaboration
  2. Box – touts high security and permissions for your most sensitive data
  3. iCloud – a great option for those of us with multiple Apple devices
  4. Google Drive – sharing and collaboration backed by the powerful search engine
  5. Microsoft SkyDrive – easy integration with MS Office Web Apps

They’re all basically the same, with enough differentiation for you to choose one that’s just right for you. Or, you can use more than one. If you’re skeptical about cloud and cloud solutions, cloud storage is a nice way to get a feel for what that means.

Cloud storage basically means the ability to access your files from anywhere with an Internet connection. CloudShare Pro takes this idea a few steps further – it’s your pre-production activities in the cloud, also accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection. It’s never been easier to be productive.