Such a phenomenon as cloud services has been known for a long time, and the level of popularity of such online storages remains at a consistently high level. Methods of applying cloud services Mass: backup copying of electronic documents and other important files, the storage of which on a hard drive or removable media is unsafe, storage of files for the purpose of the maximum simplified exchange with other users, synchronized access to files and notes from any portable devices (smartphones, tablets , laptops) and much more.
Having decided on the need to use the cloud service, it remains to choose a repository that meets the user’s requests as much as possible. Technical development of equipment and low server maintenance costs stimulated the appearance of a large number of cloud storage facilities around the world. However, you should not pay attention to very young or small services – the repository, like the main hard drive on a stationary computer, is selected for a long time, and dubious and small services can stop supporting accounts in half a year – year.
How to choose a cloud service for data storage
Among domestic cloud services, the Mail cloud is most popular.Ru and Yandex storage.Disk.
Mail.ru, the cloud is suitable if you need to store large files, but with a low level of trust. It can be used as an additional network disk for storing multimedia files with tolerance via mobile devices. There is a complete set of software: web client, application for smartphones and tablets on Android and iOS, client for Windows and MacOS.
Most other cloud services for access to such a large amount of data storage (at the moment – 100 gigabytes) charge a subscription fee, mail.ru – provides a cloud for free. Naturally, such generosity has its own disadvantages – all the service software is equipped with additional tulbars, agents and other absolutely unnecessary elements of Mail.ru Group.
To store important electronic documents cloud mail.ru is not suitable, the fault of this is not only the workload with excess applications, but also the unstable work of the service itself.
Another domestic cloud service Yandex.The disk is very different from the previous one, Yandex more resembles the most popular foreign analogue of Google Drive, but is closely integrated with other products from Yandex.
The cloud has all the necessary modern functionality: the client support all OS (including Linux) and mobile platforms, reliable protection, privacy and stable work of the service.
Free Yandex account.The disk provides from 3 to 10 gigabytes of disk space, to store large volumes you will have to pay. But there is an alternative way to use the expansion of the place – referral programs. For attracting new customers, the user will receive 1 gigabyte of additional place.
Other popular cloud services Dropbox and Google Drive are suitable for storing a small amount of information for free use (only 2 gigabytes are available in Dropbox for a free tariff) and those who often use other products of these services (Google Drive is closely integrated with almost all Google tools and services ).
Maximalists who want to preserve for a long time an extensive media collection or other content of huge volumes should pay attention to Chinese-made cloud services. For example, the Chinese cloud storage of Yunpan 360 allows you to store about 36 terabytes completely free, and among Chinese services this is not the only example.