2017 Reviews

Best Cloud Storage Providers - 2017 Reviews

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

Google Drive Simple access and sharing, Integrated with Gmail and Google Apps

  • Paid: 100 GB $2/mo
  • Free: 15 GB
Made for:

Gmail users looking for sharing and collaboration tools

Not for:

Enterprise clients seeking a sophisticated storage platform and those who do not use Gmail

Dropbox Desktop and mobile access, simple sharing

  • Paid: 1 TB $10/mo.
  • Free: 2 GB
Made for:

Small businesses and individuals requiring on-the-go file access

Not for:

Handling highly sensitive documents

Microsoft OneDrive Integrated with Microsoft Office products and outlook email

  • Paid: 50 GB $2/mo.
  • Free: 5 GB
Made for:

Microsoft365 and Outlook users, those familiar with Office products

Not for:

Enterprise clients, unlimited storage space

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

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

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.

pCloud Mobile-access to media and files

  • Paid: 500GB $4.99/mo
  • Free: 20 GB
Made for:

securing and sharing media files and work documents with sendable links

Not for:

enterprise-level storage and scheduled backup services

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. 

Tresorit End-to-end encrypted storage with syncing and sharing capabilities

  • Paid: 100 GB $12.50/mo.
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

highly-secure file storage, sharing, and syncing across mobile and desktop devices.

Not for:

device backup services or free cloud storage features.

Box Enterprise and small business content management

  • Paid: 100 GB $5/mo.
  • Free: 10 GB
Made for:

enterprise and small business users seeking collaboration and secure content.

Not for:

personal users seeking data backup or recovery.

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

CertainSafe Sharing and storage focused on data security

  • Paid: 100 GB $12/mo
  • Free: 0 GB
Made for:

cloud storage and sharing focused on security, PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance.

Not for:

collaboration, document editing tools, additional applications.

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

Amazon Drive Consumer and SMB access to files and media

  • Unlimited $59/yr.
  • Free trial
Made for:

individuals currently using Amazon Prime seeking simple photo storage.

Not for:

users requiring secure data storage and/or backup with advanced storage tools.

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