Free cloud storage is easy to come by these day, but the best cloud storage providers give you more than just storage. They offer high availability, multi-platform support, security options and app integration. This week we’re going to look at five of the best cloud storage providers on the market today, thanks to your nominations.
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We have to give an honourable mention this week to everyone who suggested you Do It Yourself, using a NAS or other storage device at home packed with disks and any free software that lets you access them anywhere you go from any computer whether you’re on your home network or off of it. It’s easy to roll your own cloud storage solution with tools such OwnCloud, or simply by giving your NAS locked down access to the internet so you can get to your files when you’re away.
Another honourable mention this week goes out to Box (formerly Box.net), which barely missed the top five, and earned strong praise from many of you for offering up to 50GB of free space to new users. Box walks the line between being a consumer-friendly storage and syncing solution and an enterprise-level document management service.
Have something to say about one of the contenders? Want to make the case for your personal favourite, even if it wasn’t included in the list?