You can store data and files in an off-site location, which can be accessed by a public internet or a private network connection with Cloud Storage. The data transferred to a third-party cloud provider is made responsible for the storage.

Cloud storage [i]is a cloud-based method that stores data via a computing cloud provider that manages and runs data storage as a service on the Internet. It is supplied on demand with just-in-time capacity and pricing and eliminates your own data storage infrastructure from buying and administering. This allows you to be flexible, global, and long-lived, using data access anywhere, everywhere.

Cloud storage is purchased from a third-party cloud provider who keeps, maintains, and delivers pay-per-view data storage capacity through the Internet. These cloud storage companies control the ability, security, and longevity to access your data worldwide.

Apart from standard storage methods or directly through an API, applications have cloud storage access. Many sales companies provide supplementary services to assist in the collection, management, security and bulk analysis of data.


Three major cloud storage choices are available depending on the various access models: public, private, and hybrid.

  1. Public Cloud: On a subscription basis, these services can provide a multi-location storage environment that is appropriate for unstructured data. The data is kept at the data centers of the service provider with data for storage dispersed over several regions or continents. Usually, customers pay per usage comparable to the payment mechanism of utility services. In many situations, there are additional frequency and volume-based transaction costs.

The following services dominate the market sector:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Cloud Storage Nearline
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  1. Private Cloud: An internal storage resource used as a dedicated environment secured by a Firewall is a private Cloud Storage service. Internally hosting private cloud storage systems replicate some of the features of public cloud services, offering user access, storage allocation, and object storage protocols. Private clouds are suitable for users with more data control and customization or with high data security requirements or regulatory constraints.
  2. Hybrid Cloud: Its cloud storage solution is a combination of private cloud storage and public cloud storage services with the orchestration management layer to combine the two platforms operationally. The approach gives flexibility for companies and more alternatives for data dissemination. An enterprise, for example, may, in a private cloud and a public cloud, store actively utilized and organized data on-site. A hybrid environment also makes it simpler to handle seasonal or unexpected surges in data production or cloud access to external storage and prevents internal storage resources from being added to it.

Price: Some cloud storage providers charge[ii] the cost per gigabyte monthly, while others charge the costs according to their stored capacity. The fees vary greatly, depending on which service you are selected, you may spend $2 or $10 for 100 GB storage monthly. Additional charges are generally included in the general service price for moving data from your network to storage cloud charges.

Cloud Storage Providers

pCloud: PCloud allows you to save and access your data on any device. It is easy to share and collaborate in pCloud files. Private files are also available here for encryption and confidentiality.

TLS/SSL encryption is available for data security.

It offers several possibilities for file sharing.

It stores versions of files for a certain length of time.

PCloud may be used for online, desktop, or mobile file management. file management.

Your photographs may be saved on social media such as Facebook, and Instagram.

Price: pCloud offers 10GB of storage free of charge. The price plans are both yearly and lifelong. You spend $3.99 per month with the yearly scheme for storage of 500 GB and $7.99 per month for storage of the 2TB.

Amazon Cloud Drive: Amazon Cloud Drive is an easy way to back up and retrieve documents, files, music, photographs and videos from Amazon. The cloud platform is safe, secure. It is secure. It helps you to safeguard your key papers. It has new functionality to conveniently and rapidly retrieve recent files. It enables bulk pictures and video upload.

  • Amazon Drive lets you share files through email, text message, etc. via links and attachments.
  • You may create and modify text files.
  • From your smartphone you may post pictures, videos and data.

Price: Amazon Cloud Drive provides Amazon Prime Members with unlimited image storage. It provides additional storage plans starting at $11.99 annually. You may download the app get free 3 months of cloud storage.

Dropbox: Dropbox has a contemporary work environment for maintaining your data in one central location. It is everywhere accessible. All your devices may be synchronized. Files from PCs, phones, and tablets are available with Dropbox.

  • It is suitable for freelancers, individuals, teams and companies of every size.
  • You may share with anyone a large or little file.
  • It allows access to shared information to be secured.
  • You may share any file, such as Photoshop or PowerPoint.

Price: It gives out 2GB for free.

Individuals have two plans: Plus, and Professional. The monthly fee for the Plus plan will be $8.25. The Professional plan will cost $16.58 per month.

Google Drive: Because of its free storage, Google Drive is popular. Photos, papers, tales, designs, films, etc. may be saved. You should have a Google account in order to save files on Google Drive.

  • Files may be downloaded to smartphones, tablets, or computers from any device.
  • You may save any kind of file. Photos, diagrams, movies, recordings, etc. can be stored.
  • Files and folders may be readily shared. Without an email attachment, cooperation on any file is feasible.
  • Price: Up to 15 GB initially it is free. There are additional plans and the prices indicated below. The commercial edition of Google Drive for Work gives limitless storage.

100GB ($1.99 per month)

200GB ($2.99 per month)

2TB ($9.99 per month)

10TB ($99.99 per month)

20TB ($199.99 per month)

30TB ($299.99 per month)