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Best Cloud Storage of Year 2014 – Dropbox, Justcloud, Livedrive, Mozy and Zoolz

Cloud storage has recently become a very crucial element of modern computer devices. It is for this reason that competition has taken center stage as far as providing cloud storage services is concerned. Many service providers have emerged to fight it out in this field by creating some of the best cloud storage services ever designed. Some of the most prominent providers include Google Drive, OneDrive, Icloud, Box, and Dropbox among others. The question that still remains is which among these and others is the best provider? The following is a list of the best cloud storage providers of the year.

Almost every computer user knows Dropbox because it is a very popular cloud storage provider. Dropbox offers customers an easy and simplified interface and also has a fantastic synchronized file service that enhances great performance. This is a very important feature especially when sharing and syncing small data volumes. Besides that, it also provides users with a great process of encryption when dealing with many servers hence allowing the access of various files easily using any Internet-connected device.

When it comes to pricing, Dropbox Basic offers the subscriber 2 Gigabytes of cloud storage free-of-charge. Upon referring Dropbox to family members and friends, subscribers have a chance of winning 500 Megabytes per referral made. There are other price packages available to users and it is up to you to choose the one that suits you.

Founded in 2010, Justcloud Company is based in the United Kingdom and is one of the strongest performing cloud storage companies this year. It provides users the opportunity of uploading unlimited data to their various servers. It is certainly among the best choices for office users with unlimited data. It is also an ideal choice for music lovers who might be running out of storage space for their music.

As we all know, no software is perfect and the same is true of Justcloud. In some instances, users have complained about the limited free specs available in this software. For instance, if you plan to store data that is over a gigabyte, you will incur an extra upgrade cost.

This company is among the very few offering cloud storage and backup services to its users. Its online storage cloud service is known as ‘Briefcase’. The main reason why this company stands tall among many is due to its two-in-one services that are crucial to any user who might require a complimentary provider in future. Using Livedrive, users can store their data online and still access them as if they are stored in the device. Basically, both Briefcase and Backup can be accessed together in single plan called Prosuite which goes for a monthly charge of $19 US.

The process of storing your unlimited data with Mozy is very easy and simple. First of all, create an account online with Mozy after which you download the software. Later, you can make the choice of folders and files that you want to store. This software undertakes a thorough scan of your device system sorting the files that you need stored. After that, all your files are copied to the cloud and securely stored with a superb encryption.

Mozy Company is well known for its amazing customer care service worldwide. It provides for live chat, ticket systems and phone options to contact them for any support required and inquiries. It is however important to understand that Mozy phone service is only available to users of Mozy’s Premium plan.

Developed by Genie9 some few years ago, Zoolz is one of the cheapest cloud storage services available. It mostly focuses on business users, though it also offers services to home-based customers. Just like Mozy, you first have to sign up with Zoolz for a free account. Subscribers are given a two-week trial period for them to test the services provided. After downloading and installing the software, you can select any files you want to store. In the event of disaster, this software will restore all data.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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