With so many good options out there, choosing a cloud storage service nowadays can get a bit tricky and challenging sometimes, especially if you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. For instance, for those who use Windows based devices for their everyday work, Microsoft’s OneDrive would be a good option, while for those who use Chrome or check their Gmail account for the most part of the day, signing up for Google Drive would be a much better idea.
But this doesn’t really answer our question, which is why we are going to try and dig deeper to find out why some cloud services will be better than the others in certain circumstances. So, without any further ado, let’s just get in to it.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and since that is true here are the rates of both of these Cloud services;
Dropbox vs. Google
According to a tech blog, Microsoft’s Dropbox offers up to 16GB of free storage space but only if you refer their services to other people, while Google caps that at 15GB. That being said with the basic ‘free’ account one gets 2GB of free virtual storage and an extra 500MB of storage space per referral. The paid version of Microsoft’s service works in a similar way, the only thing is that the user will then get a bump of 1GB per referral instead of 500MB. The big 1TB will however cost you $6.99 per month, which is the cheapest 1TB storage option available in the market and tied with that of Google Drive which also offers 1TB for $9.99 per month.
When it comes to overall flexibility of service, Google Drive has the advantage. The service provides more flexible and customizable options as compared to Dropbox which is great news for businesses. According to ta tech blog, those users who are looking to scale their cloud storage capabilities due to a rise in demand can easily upgrade their existing packages to 10, 20 or even 30 TB of cloud storage for $99.99, $199.99 and $299.99 per month respectively.
It is important to keep in mind that the pricing of Cloud services should not be held as the sole basis for choosing cloud storage services. That being said, for businesses that are running on a shoe string budget, looking at the price and their needs should be considered. In the end, the use of SaaS (Software as a Service) means that businesses both large and small do not need to waste time and money on IT infrastructure. In this way Cloud services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and iCloud enable businesses to save the cost of physical packaging while increasing the processing speeds.