Our rundown of the best cloud providers for both businesses and individuals. For many businesses, online cloud storage solutions has come to replace traditional on-premise storage hardware. Instead of storing files and folders on a single server, cloud storage distributes data across someone else’s infrastructure (data center, server, hard drive etc.)
Ever since Amazon popularized storage online with S3 (Simple Storage Service), 13 years ago, Google data shows that interest for “Cloud Storage” alone has increased by 40x.
Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, one has to wisely choose a provider who will offer the maximum amount of low-cost storage and bandwidth, while still keeping your data safe.
This list represents our top picks for cloud storage: most offer a free tier allowing you to see if they’re right for you before handing over any hard-earned cash. And it’s iDrive that leads the way thanks to how fast, thorough and easy to use it is.