2017 Reviews

Best Online Backup Services - 2017 Reviews

Last updated Sep 25, 2017

Carbonite

Desktop and mobile backup, archiving, recovery

  • 250 GB $270/mo
  • Free trial
Made for:

Small businesses and personal computers needing secure backup and data recovery.

Not for:

storing regular-access files or users seeking integrated document tools.

AWS Storage

Enterprise-strength, scalable, integrated with Glacier archiving

  • 100 GB $3/mo.
  • Free: 5 GB
Made for:

Technical users familiar with the AWS suite of tools, scalable object storage

Not for:

Sharing and collaboration tools, non-technical users

Mozy

Security-oriented, access through global data centers

  • 50 GB $6/mo.
  • Free: 2 GB
Made for:

business or personal users seeking secure backup for computer files and data

Not for:

collaboration tools or simple cloud storage

IDrive

Desktop, server, mobile, and social profile backup

  • 1 TB $44.62/yr
  • Free: 5 GB
Made for:

Small businesses and individuals seeking multiple device and social profile backup

Not for:

Unlimited storage or colaboration tools

Barracuda Backup

Physical, virtual, and SaaS data protection

  • Custom quote
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

users seeking backup as part of a greater network tool-set, and those familiar with Barracuda Network

Not for:

a simple storage or backup option, intuitive web and mobile apps

CrashPlan

Local, offsite, and cloud backup for desktops

  • Unlimited $5.99/mo
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

unlimited online backup for personal, family, and business computers

Not for:

server backup, storage with collaboration tools

SOS Online Backup

Simple backup, file-security focused

  • 50 GB $4.99/mo
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

users seeking a secure backup platform for computers and mobile devices, privacy protection of data.

Not for:

file sharing or collaborative tools.

Apple iCloud

Photo and document storage built into Apple devices

  • 50 GB $1/mo.
  • Free: 5 GB
Made for:

backup and storage for data on Apple products

Not for:

sophisticated storage or backup, highly sensitive documents.

CloudBerry Backup

Cross-Platform Cloud Backup

  • $29.99 - $299.99 (storage not included)
  • Free trial
Made for:

SMB users and IT service providers seeking backup for Windows servers

Not for:

File sharing and collaboration tools

SpiderOak

Zero knowledge security file backup

  • 30 GB $7/mo
  • Free: 2 GB
Made for:

secure backup and storage, syncing, and sharing

Not for:

users without a need for high security, simple storage and collaboration platform

JustCloud

Simple access, file-syncing, and backup

  • 75GB $9/mo.
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

small business storage and backup, file sharing

Not for:

robust cloud storage, large files, or document collaboration

SugarSync

File and folder storage, sharing capabilities

  • 100 GB $7.49/mo.
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

simple storage, sharing, syncing, and file backup with editing capabilities.

Not for:

comprehensive backup, external hard drive backup. 

Acronis

Enterprise-strength, for data and infrastructure

  • Unlimited $99.99/yr
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

server and workstation backup in the cloud

Not for:

simple backup, intuitive file management tools

Backblaze

Simple backup, unlimited storage space

  • Unlimited $5/mo
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

streamlined unlimited cloud backup, cost-effective enterprise storage

Not for:

file maintance tools or mobile access

OpenDrive

Content management, sharing, and backup

  • Unlimited $13/mo.
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

storage and backup, file management, sharing, and syncing

Not for:

comphrensive backup, highly secure files such as those applicable to HIPAA or PCI regulations