One of the often-hyped advantages of the cloud is the speed with which you can deploy a new service. In theory, you can whack down your credit card details and instantly have something working. But in reality, any full-scale shift to the cloud is going to require a planning process that takes months, if not years.
Since Google announced the launch of its Compute Engine in mid 2012, the competition for this lucrative slice of the cloud market has heated up. Amazon AWS, which has the lion’s share of the cloud infrastructure market, has progressively reduced its pricing no less than 30 times in the last 7 years, and this downward cost trend will no doubt continue with Google’s recent drop in its raw compute costs .A race to the bottom on cost has to be a good thing for consumers, universities, governments and business alike, all looking to cut IT costs, right? Well, maybe not.
Photo Streams on iOS are kind of a confusing and horrible way to manage photos. However, blogger Ben Walker points out that you can use shared photo streams as a massive storage system without using your iCloud storage space if you use the shared photo stream option.
Using multiple cloud storage services means you’re less likely to run out of potential backup space. Until November 23, Encrypted storage provider Tresorit is offering up to 25GB of storage for nothing.
Android/Mac/Windows: Tresorit is one of our favourite privacy-protecting cloud storage services. It encrypts your data, protects your privacy, and it has even challenged hackers to break its security. Now, the service has unveiled new apps for Mac and Android, and it has updated its Windows app as well.