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7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options

You have a multitude of cloud storage choices beyond Dropbox, for enterprise and personal use. But make sure you understand the differences.
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Egnyte has been around for several years, so it's not surprising that the product boasts useful tools for individual users as well as enterprise-scale offerings.

Syncing is supported, and storage ranges from 150 GB to 3 TB. Collaboration among remote workers is facilitated via secure links or shared, permissions-based access to specific files. The service works with Windows and OS X on the desktop and iOS and Android on the mobile side. Desktop integration is particularly simple, as users can access their cloud repositories through Finder on Macs and Explorer on PCs. Security features include 256-bit encryption, and a base package called Personal Local Cloud supports up to five users for $24.99 per month.

Egnyte offers a number of features that target the enterprise, including integration with Google Docs, Salesforce, Outlook, and Active Directory. File versioning is also on the features list, as is the ability to set expiration dates after which stored files are no longer accessible. Administrators can define permissions granularly to control who has access to certain documents, and they can also establish FTP access or run audit reports that display access and encryption data for stored content.

Unfortunately, many of these more advanced functions are reserved for the more expensive Office Local Cloud and Enterprise Local Cloud options. As a result, Egnyte might be a better option for businesses than for individuals or small teams -- but with a relatively generous 150 GB available in the base package, even solitary users might be persuaded.

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StevenB731
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1/19/2014 | 2:24:53 AM
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anon8745406970
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7/10/2013 | 9:53:09 PM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
You should add companies like http://www.backupthat.com to the list. They're really the way cloud storage is going in a post-NSA world. It uses a distributed cloud system using multiple secure email accounts to store all of your files. I've stored over 500GB at this point.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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11/18/2012 | 4:21:07 PM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
Unfortunate choice of article format. I can't use it and because of that, I will not see or be able to click on your ads / sponsors. Please (re) consider you options.
eminkler925
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eminkler925,
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11/17/2012 | 12:48:47 AM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
I setup my own cload using Seagate GOFlex Net & GoFlex Home.
4 Terabytes of storage accessable from any one of my devices
(mobile/fixed).
I am a developer and store my *exe and assoc. data on the GoFlex
"EdsCafe".

Note: I am waiting for the Win 8 Surface Tablet yhen I will be in "Heaven"
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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11/16/2012 | 5:41:59 PM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
I thought iCloud was about backup, but I was at an Apple store the other night and a genius pointed out that only a limited amount of data is (like contacts) is backed up in the cloud. The services is mainly about SYNCHRONIZING, not backing up, all your Apple devices. I'm not expert on the topic, but investigate before you assume you are safe. I use Apple's Time Machine to back up my Mac Book Pro. -- Doug Henschen
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ANON1242661523478,
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11/15/2012 | 6:27:11 PM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
Spideroak is one that was missed here. They offer great security, sharing capability, and a great price. They are also compatible with windows and macs (I don't know about Linux). I haven't seen anyone else with the same feature set at this price.
Shane
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Shane,
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11/15/2012 | 5:20:53 PM
re: 7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
IDriveSync is another cloud storage service available to users looking to share files between machines, or with friends. If offers 256-bit AES encryption, Visual Sharing to e-mail/Facebook contacts, as well as easy public links to files. Users can get a free 10GB account (25GB for .edu users) or $150GB for $4.95/mo.
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