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12 Cloud Storage Sites for Small Businesses

Cloud storage sites offer small businesses the ability to back up a business and manage a team. Best of all, most cloud sites offer scalable low-cost solutions that can grow with a business.

Here is a list of cloud storage sites for small businesses. These sites offer tools for storage, as well as productivity, collaboration and security. All of these sites provide affordable options, and several have free plans.

Dropbox for Business

Dropbox website

Dropbox for Business.

Dropbox for Business syncs your team’s work across all your devices, including smartphones, and provides tools to manage team members and account usage. View member activity, linked devices, and apps in the admin console. Dropbox for Business features unlimited file version saves, unlimited file retention, and multiple security layers. Price: Business account starts at $795/year for up to 5 users and 1 TB. Free individual account offers 2 GB.

Google Drive

Google Drive website

Google Drive.

Google Drive is the storage component of the Google Apps suite. Initial storage is 30 GB; administrators can purchase additional storage in the admin console and assign it to individual users and groups. Access revision history, and get enhanced archiving and e-discovery with Google Vault. Google Apps provides tools to create and edit documents, host a video conference, schedule, and much more. And Google Drive integrates with a plethora of third-party apps. Price: Google Apps for Business starts at $5/user per month. Free individual account offers up to 15 GB.

Microsoft SkyDrive

SkyDrive website

Microsoft SkyDrive.

Microsoft SkyDrive allows you to work seamlessly with free Office Web Apps, edit online at the same time as your collaborators, and track versions. Access SkyDrive via mobile apps on iOS, Windows Phone, and Android. Install the free SkyDrive desktop app and automatically sync your files across your computers. SkyDrive works with a variety of third-party apps. Price: Free account offers up to 7 GB. Add 100 GB for $50/year.

Zoolz Business

Zoolz website

Zoolz Business.

Zoolz Business uses Amazon AWS infrastructure to provide three levels of encryption and the reliability of multiple storage devices across multiple facilities. Zoolz also offers cold storage as an inexpensive way to store data that’s rarely used. Zoolz features deduplication, unlimited deleted file retention, ability to generate your own encryption key, mobile apps, customized file retention, and much more. Price: Zoolz Business starts at $11.95/month for 100 GB of instant storage and 100 GB of cold storage.

SugarSync for Business

SugarSync website

SugarSync for Business.

SugarSync for Business enables your team to seamlessly access, sync and share folders and files without forcing you to work out of a single-folder. It features flexible automatic sync, remote wipe, unlimited delete file retention, and mobile apps. Price: SugarSync for Business starts at $55/month for 3 users and 1 TB.

Carbonite Business

Carbonite website

Carbonite Business.

Carbonite Business gives you 250 GB of backup space to share between an unlimited number of computers, external hard drives and NAS devices. If you need more space, you can add it any time. Carbonite allows you to store your own encryption key. If you’re not tech-savvy, Carbonite offers a free Valet Install. Deleted file retention is three months. Price: $229.99/year for 250 GB and unlimited computers.

Box for Business

Box website

Box for Business.

Box for Business is a simple solution to manage, store and share your content online. Box allows you to sync files, share and track versions, and get a real-time activity feed of everything going on with your content. Box integrates with Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint, and more. Price: Box for Business starts at $15/month for up to 3+ users and 1 TB. Free individual account offers 10 GB.

LiveDrive for Business

Livedrive website

Livedrive.

LiveDrive for Business provides an affordable storage solution for a small business. Backup all your office computers, NAS and network storage devices. Provide each user with a private storage space, and monitor and manage team collaboration. Build a sharing portal, and share with people outside your business. Brand the web portal and sharing pages with your logo. Price: Business pricing starts at $37/month for 3 users and 2 TB.

OpenDrive

OpenDrive website

OpenDrive.

OpenDrive offers an affordable and flexible storage solution for any business. The business plan features auto syncing, file versioning, redundant backup, mobile apps and custom branding. OpenDrive also offers a custom plan to build a storage solution specifically for you. Price: Business plan starts at $29.95/month for unlimited storage plus $4.95 for each additional user. Custom plan starts at $5/month. Free plan provides 5 GB.

JustCloud

JustCloud website

JustCloud.

JustCloud offers a scalable solution to run your business from the cloud. Its business plan provides automated and scheduled backups, automated video backups, file and folder sharing, document management, mobile apps and more. Price: Business plan starts at $19.95/month for 5 computers and 100 GB. Additional computers and 100 GB increases are $4.95 each.

Egnyte

Egnyte website

Egnyte.

Egnyte provides a customizable small business solution with flexible access to files, shared folders with permissions, and central administration and reporting. It features multi-level data encryption, automated sync, FTP integration, mobile apps, Google Apps and Salesforce integration, and custom branding. Price: $15/month per user and 2 TB.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services website

Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve data. It gives developers access to the same scalable and secure infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own websites. Amazon S3 enables you to utilize Amazon Glacier, an extremely low-cost storage service for data archival (as little as $0.01/GB per month). Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. Price: Standard storage starts at $.09/GB per month. AWS Free Tier includes 5 GB.

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Comments ( 13 )

  1. harvey September 9, 2013 Reply

    how bout Copy?

    • Sig Ueland September 9, 2013 Reply

      Copy looks great with its 15 GB of free storage. Didn’t include it because its Pro and small teams plans are not yet available. But when they are, the $9.99/month plan looks like a winner!

      Thanks Harvey

    • Nancy Hill March 4, 2014 Reply

      Did you try Oogwave ? I would recommend this tool for online storage. It has capability for storing files along with folders.
      Best tool ever.

  2. Jay September 11, 2013 Reply

    Copy . com offers (15GB + 5GB + 2 GB = 22GB) for free https://copy.com?r=N4P3PJ

    This is the best free cloud storage as of now.

    • Pieter January 9, 2014 Reply

      Do businesses really care about the most GB for the lowest price?
      We didn’t want our data in the US due to patriot act/NSA. And we wanted multiple layers of users and admin security. We are now able to control what company data syncs to a specific device of a user from the cloud. That is pretty nice I think. We use a probably less known product, http://www.vboxxcloud.nl They host in Amsterdam.

  3. DataJunkie September 11, 2013 Reply

    My company recently deployed cloud backup from Zetta.net. We went with it because it offered a higher level of security than most of the products in this post, but cost about the same.

  4. Stalin September 13, 2013 Reply

    Mediafire.com is missing in your list

  5. ttkk October 5, 2013 Reply

    After my external drive died, and I loose all of my photos, i was very angry. Then I tried Dropbox (fine, but not enough space for me) and Sugarsync (for me it was very slow).

    Now i am using new awesome service “Copy”.

    its very easy to use, with nice web, and you will get there 15GB of free space.

    If you want more space, just register on Copy and install their application to backup your data by this link: https://copy.com?r=zPku0e

    Then you will have awesome 20GB of free space!

    They have nice bonus, by each referral you can get now 5GB for free, so you can get unlimited free space!

  6. HeatherR October 22, 2013 Reply

    great post. There’s a similar list on http://www.onlinebackupmag.com but they don’t mention sugarsync. Could be because they are a little expensive.

  7. Elena October 26, 2013 Reply

    Copy is working great for me. I have used Dropbox, Sugarsync, Google Drive, and Copy is easier to use. I am switching everything to Copy. And it definitely has the best referral program, bar none!
    Use this link to get 20 GB storage free! (15 GB + 5 GB BONUS):

    https://copy.com?r=sLtNp4

  8. Huber Fruktimu November 24, 2013 Reply

    I think copy.com is really the best solution out there. It has clients for all OSs and devices, but most of all you get so much storage for free. 15GB for registering (20GB if you use a referral link) + 5GB for each user you recommend.

    Here is my link. If you use it, we both get 5GB extra:

    https://copy.com?r=xXqPkY

  9. zac January 1, 2014 Reply

    Nice list. I use dropbox. It’s a great service and I can access my files from anywhere. But now I’m trying free trial from Tapnet(http://tapnet.com). They offers 30 Day Trial of Online Backup Service. Till now I’m fully satisfied with their service. Excellent Security, Affordable price and you can contact them anytime when you’ve any problem.
    Thanks for sharing this Great Article.

  10. Jay January 31, 2014 Reply

    I’ve been hugely impressed with Copy Cloud Storage. They give you 15GB of free space. 20GB if you sign up via this link: https://copy.com/?r=N4P3PJ
    with a further 2GB for linking to your twitter account.
    Basically you start with 22GB and have the ability to earn a further 5GB of free space per referral.
    The interface is clean, the program works wonderfully, very fast, supports Wifi Sync and AES256 encryption, and they seem to have a client for just about everything (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android).

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