Management & Finance

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

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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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