Online Backup Services Move To The Forefront

Feb 25, 2013 by

We’ve known for decades how very important it is to backup the data stored on our computers – a lesson that many of us learned the hard way, sparking technological advances that could make the process simpler and easier (and more fool-proof). Online computer backup is the latest such advancement, and for a number of good reasons, it seems that this storage method is here to stay. Online backup services are moving to the forefront, making those external hard drives and backup discs look like a thing of the past. Want to know more? Here are some options to look out for:

Dropbox. This is one of the original cloud storage providers, featuring a simplified user interface with drag and drop capabilities that anyone can use. This is the perfect backup service for those who are not-so technologically savvy, as it is so easy to use. However, in exchange for the established name and ease of use, you might have to forego some of the more advanced options that other services provide.

Backblaze. Featuring a simple user interface that is loaded with convenient features, and a pricing plan that is just as simple (and inexpensive), Backblaze is sure to be an online backup frontrunner for those who are picky about their data storage. For as low as $3.96 per month, you can store an unlimited amount of data, and upload files of any size (that’s right – you now have a convenient method of saving those 10 hour long family videos).

Google Drive. Google is inarguably a powerhouse when it comes to just about every Internet-based functionality, and its relatively new offering, Google Drive, promises to be just as successful. If you are already familiar with Google Docs, then you should know that Docs was absorbed by Drive, and as such, you should already know how effortless a transition it is to move between Google products. If you are interested in giving Google Drive a test spin, you can try it out at no cost to you by taking advantage of your free 5 GB of storage space.

Mozy. This online backup solution seems to have it all: ease of use, reliability, and plenty of customizable options. Mozy also allows you to try the service at no cost, offering up to 2 GB of storage space for free. Visit the Mozy website to set up an account and/or check out its reasonable tier pricing plan.

As you can see, you have an array of options when it comes to online computer data storage. Consider all of these service providers when deciding which is best for you.

About the Author: Providencia Hascall uses backblaze.com to store her files, but her family uses Google and other services. The one you choose will be dependent upon your needs. Choose carefully!