Which is the Right Cloud Storage for Your Business?

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Getting a cloud storage solution is one of those decisions that can impact business operations and productivity. Cloud storage enables a business to strengthen internal collaboration and communication by speeding the transfer of files and assets. Like any other IT asset, the cloud plays a crucial role in helping an organization reach its goals. Thus, one must be very careful when picking cloud storage options. One best place to go for advice is your managed computer services. Your MSP understands your business model, its challenges, and its goals. They are aware of all the latest cloud technology and can suggest to you which one will be compatible with your business.

This blog will discuss some of the most popular cloud storage solutions available to an organization. They are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive.

All three cloud storage options provide a variety of personal as well as commercial plans. OneDrive and Google Drive provide cloud storage bundles and access to basic office applications’ online versions. This blog looks at only the cheap freestanding cloud storage options from OneDrive and Dropbox and Google Drive Business and Enterprise packages containing GSuite services.

Before anyone cloud storage solution, you should first interview all the cloud service providers to understand their plans and offers.

OneDrive from Microsoft

Two levels of specialized cloud storage are available on OneDrive. Plan 1 is 60 dollars a year and provides 1 TB storage space. If the company has five or more users and needs limitless storage, you may choose Plan 2 for $120 per year. There is no price offered for OneDrive per month. There is a limit of 15 GB per file.

OneDrive is ideal for organizations that require seamless collaboration. One can access stored files directly or use the search and discovery capabilities to find the files. Remember to securely share specific files using a link to avoid unwanted modification.

Dropbox

Three or more user companies can go for either the Dropbox Standard or Advanced Business Plan. The Standard Plan offers 3 TB of storage and is priced at $150/ year. You can purchase the advanced plan at $240/ year. The monthly subscription of both the plans is also available. Dropbox’s standard plan gives a file transfer limit of only 2 GB per file. It may not be sufficient for your organization. However, you can get up to 100 GB of file transfer limit with its advanced plan.

Most organizations have their applications synced to Dropbox. Users may exchange files with other workers through a secure connection or use Dropbox Spaces. For users to share their work, administrators can set up secret groups.

Google Drive

GoogleDrive has two plans. A Business plan costs $12 per month, while an Enterprise plan costs $25 per month. Unless you have five licenses, each comes with only 1 TB of storage. After that, you’ll have limitless storage. A single file can be up to 5 TB in size.

Admins can establish security controls to govern file rights in both plans, and you may share files with links in both. Data loss prevention and enhanced security are included with the Enterprise package.

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