With all the cloud and private cloud offerings that have come out recently, I thought it would be helpful to lay them out in some kind of matrix that I could update as things change.  Below is what I have seen to date.  If you know of one that I have missed to needs to be updated, please email podcast@theAverageGuy.tv and I will post the update.

Updated September 1, 2014

Here are the costs of storing it in the cloud (Using a shared Excel Web App not doubt!)

Click here to open: http://sdrv.ms/12j9ZOl


A couple of services that help you connect all your cloud services together:

https://drive.jolicloud.com

https://app.otixo.com

https://multcloud.com/

In Beta – https://www.cloudfender.com (awaiting an invite)

 

Cloud Storage


Easily Store and Access Your Files

Amazon – 5 GB Free

Site URL https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive
Desktop App No Longer Supported. Use Site above to manage
Mobile Apps iOS and Android
Where do your files reside In the cloud only.  No Local Syncing.
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others
Max File Size 2GB
Referral Program None
Helpful Links: Terms of Use / Cloud Drive Support
Comments: Amazon has recently split their cloud offerings.  They now support a MP3 & Cloud Player as well as the Amazon Cloud Drive.  The interface to upload files to the cloud is simple to use and only provides uploading functionality.  If you need a quick and easy place to store a file, Amazon would work for you.

box-logo

Box – 10GB Free

Site URL https://www.box.com/
Desktop App Windows and iOS X more
Mobile Apps Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, Blackberry more
Where do your files reside Use the Box Sync for Windows or iOS to start syncing content between your desktop and your Box account.
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others
Max File Size Free version is limited to 250MB  5GB for paid versions. more
Referral Program No
Helpful Links: Terms of Service, Twitter
Comments:

Lower file size transfer limits but box is serious about it’s security.  Provides SSL AES 256-bit encryption behind the firewall. For business and enterprise accounts, files are stored encrypted with automatic redundancy.  There have been deals in the past that have allowed up to 50GB of free space.

Box also had bandwidth metering options that will allow you to set limits on both up and down speeds to it’s service.

One of the draw backs for me was that I tried to use it to store all my large video files and some were larger than the 1GB limit that was given to me in the free version.  Even with a paid version and a 2GB limit, some of the files were left out and not uploaded.  It did load about 18GB of data in less than 48 hours.


copy

Copy – 15 GB Free

Site URL https://www.copy.com/home/
Desktop App Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
Mobile Apps Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android
Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud
Can I share files Yes
Max File Size No Limits
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: https://twitter.com/copy,
Comments: From Barracuda Networks and focused on Business users.  Very strong referral program

Referral Program – Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  https://copy.com?r=x7I9cx


images


Cubby – 5GB Free referred
by Kevin Schoonover

Site URL https://www.cubby.com
Desktop App Windows / OS X more
Mobile Apps iOS and Android more
Where do your files reside Cubby DataCenters or on your computer if using DirectSync.
Can I share files Yes
Max File Size Unlimited
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: FAQ, How it Works, https://twitter.com/cubby
Comments: They support UNLIMITED data sync between computers with Direct Sync.  Versioning of files is also supported with files stored in the cloud.  Cubby protects your data with AES 256-bit encryption

Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  https://cub.by/i/01_0rkFd3IdrK7


Dropbox

Dropbox – 2GB Free

Site URL https://www.dropbox.com/
Desktop App Windows, Mac, Linux more
Mobile Apps Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire more
Where do your files reside With Dropbox on your PC or Mac, your desktop Dropbox folder is automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have Dropbox.  more
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others
Max File Size Unlimited from the Desktop or Mobile device.  Files uploaded through the website have a 10 GB cap.  All files uploaded to your Dropbox must be smaller than the size of your Dropbox account’s storage quotamore
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: Terms of Service
Comments: First on the seen and the current leader in the Cloud storage space, Dropbox has not been keeping pace with some of the new options.  With some early missteps around security, many users still are not willing to trust Dropbox for their most important files.  The service is available on almost every platform and is drop dead easy to install and use.  Dropbox is good for sharing non sensitive files with teams that may or may not be geographically close.

Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  http://db.tt/OjTAg18


GoogleDrive

Google Drive – 15 GB Free

Site URL https://drive.google.com
Desktop App Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 10.6/10.7 more
Mobile Apps Android 2.1+, iOS 3.0+ more
Where do your files reside All files are stored in the cloud with a link in the G Drive folder locally. Offline access is available by using Google Chrome
Can I share files Lets you share your files, folders, and Google Docs with exactly whom you want at whatever level of access you choose. more  Shares have limits. more
Max File Size Uploaded document files that are converted to Google documents format can’t be larger than 2MB.  Files that you upload but don’t convert to Google Docs format can be up to 10 GB each.  more
Referral Program None
Helpful Links: Terms of Service
Comments: Google Apps are by far the best Documentation Collaboration offering.  The ability to update and edit documents in real-time is not offered elsewhere.

Media Fire – 10GB Free

Site URL http://www.mediafire.com/
Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more
Mobile Apps iPhone and iPad more
Where do your files reside Use a desktop app to drag and drop your files to cloud storage
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others
Max File Size 20GB
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: Terms of Service, https://twitter.com/mediafire
Comments: Simplified things when I check in June 2014 and now just have 3 plans!  Is a great deal for 1TB at just $24 a year

Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  http://mfi.re/?9uz9cdn


mimedia

MiMedia – In Beta referred from Daniel Rector

Site URL http://www.mimedia.com/
Desktop App Windows and OS X
Mobile Apps Android and iOS
Where do your files reside MiMedia Secure Servers (Cloud)
Can I share files Yes – Not Secure Link
Max File Size 5GB
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: Support and FAQ
Comments: New Beta site is in place and taking testers.  Old account still have access through the portal above


onedrive

OneDrive – 15GB Free

Site URL https://onedrive.com
Desktop App Windows Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2008 more  Mac OS 10.7 more
Mobile Apps Windows Phone v7.5+ more  iPhone and iPad iOS 4.0+ more  Android 2.3+ more
Where do your files reside With OneDrive on your PC or Mac, your desktop OneDrive folder is automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have OneDrive.
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others
Max File Size 2GB (this is changing as of Sept 1, 2014)
Referral Program None
Helpful Links: Compare, Terms of Use, https://twitter.com/onedrive
Comments:

Best Deal: Office 365 Home includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage for each household member (up to 5) and the latest Office applications for 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets. Learn more


downloadSpiderOak – 2 GB Free  referred by Daniel Rector

Site URL https://spideroak.com/
Desktop App https://spideroak.com/hive/
Mobile Apps https://spideroak.com/mobile
Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud
Can I share files https://spideroak.com/faq/questions/1351/what_is_a_shareroom/
Max File Size None
Referral Program 1GB Free Per Referral – https://spideroak.com/referral/
Helpful Links: https://spideroak.com/faq/, https://twitter.com/SpiderOak
Comments:  

SugarSync – No longer offer Fee Storage

Site URL https://www.sugarsync.com/
Desktop App Windows and OS X more
Mobile Apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian more
Where do your files reside SugarSync Datacenter
Can I share files Yes
Max File Size https://www.sugarsync.com/features/
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: Cloud storage Comparison, https://twitter.com/sugarsync/
Comments: Now updated for Windows 8.

Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  https://www.sugarsync.com/referral


Wuala – No Longer Offer Fee Storage

Site URL http://wuala.com/
Desktop App Windows XP SP3/Vista/7 more  Mac OS 10.6+ more  Linux 1.6+ more
Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more
Where do your files reside With Wuala on your PC or Mac, a Wuala mapped drive can be automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have Wuala and to the cloud
Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others.  Files can also be shared through groups.
Max File Size File size is currently limited to 100GB.  more
Referral Program Yes
Helpful Links: Terms and Policies, https://twitter.com/Wuala
Comments: No longer has a free plan: https://support.wuala.com/2014/06/shifting-to-paid-only-service/

Of all the Cloud services, I have used Wuala the longest.  It’s does require an install that requires Java to be installed.  It can create a local drive that syncs with Wuala folders in the cloud.

 


Private Clouds


tappin-logo-newTappin – 30 day Free Trial referred by Jim Barton

Site URL http://www.tappin.com/
Desktop App Windows Desktop  Mac
Mobile Apps TappIn for iPhone / TappIn for iPad / TappIn for Android / TappIn for Windows 7
Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud
Can I share files Yes
Max File Size None – you are not uploading them to the cloud
Referral Program None
Helpful Links: http://www.tappin.com/faq , http://www.tappin.com/products , http://www.tappin.com/images/docs/QuickStart_Guide.pdf
Comments: What is unique about Tappin, is that you don’t actually store your files in the Cloud.  It is just a way of discovering where all your data is at, and then a simple interface lets you view, stream or download them from any other device.  With the Pro plan, you can get up to 10GB of cloud storage.

Might work great if you have all your files stored on a Home Server.  The Standard service is $19 a year.


Also see:

http://owncloud.org/Christian Johnson

http://seafile.com/

https://sher.ly

Will also Backup Home Computers


Site URL http://www.acronis.com/
Desktop App Windows more
Mobile Apps iOS and Android more
Where do your files reside Acronis Datacenters
Can I share files Yes
Max File Size 250GB
Referral Program No
PC Restore Options Restore everything using Disk Imaging – not just the files, but the exact configuration of your computer including your operating system, settings, and applications.
Helpful Links: Products. Support Center, https://twitter.com/AcronisHome
Comments: Acronis has very power software included with True Image Home 2014.  Backup is just a small part of their solution.

Backblaze

Site URL http://www.backblaze.com/
Desktop App Windows, OS X  more
Mobile Apps iPhone more
Where do your files reside BackBlaze Datacenters
Can I share files No
Max File Size Unlimited
Referral Program No
PC Restore Options Website – You will receive an email once your files are ready to restore.
Your files will be put into a zip format and available for download.
Helpful Links: http://www.backblaze.com/, Terms Compare Services, https://twitter.com/backblaze
Comments:  

Site URL http://www.carbonite.com/
Desktop App Windows and OS X more 
Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more
Where do your files reside Carbonite Datacenters
Can I share files No
Max File Size Unlimited
Referral Program No
PC Restore Options Carbonite has a feature called Mirror image back up, which backs up everything on your PC including Windows System files and can restore your PC in the event of a hard drive failure
Helpful Links: Carbonite FAQ, https://twitter.com/Carbonite
Comments:  

.


Site URL http://www.crashplan.com/
Desktop App Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris more
Mobile Apps iOS, Android, Windows Phone more
Where do your files reside Both in the Cloud and locally.   With multiple backup sets enabled, you can specify which files go to which locations and with what settings. Having multiple backup sets enables faster and more convenient restores because you can store very large files locally. Using backup sets also makes it easier manage available storage, as well as bandwidth and system resources. more
Can I share files No
Max File Size Unlimited
Referral Program No
PC Restore Options From the Website
Helpful Links: CrashPlan Consumer FAQ
Comments: Lots of data? CrashPlan offers a ‘seed service’ where they send you an external hard drive to use for your first backup. After you send it back, they transfer the data directly to CrashPlan Central, saving a lot of time on your first backup.  Similarly, if you ever need to restore a large amount of data, use CrashPlan’s Restore to Your Door service, to have them ship your computer backup archive to you on a hard drive or DVD, so you can restore locally.  Backup can also be done using another PC (Friend or family) as the destination.

 


Pogoplug – 5GB Free

Site URL https://pogoplug.com/#newuser
Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more
Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more
Where do your files reside Files can reside both on a local storage location using a Pogoplug device or in the cloud with either their free or paid service.  You can also create a mapped drive on you PC
Can I share files Yes, with a link that can be secured with a password and can be shared with others.
Max File Size Unlimited
Referral Program Yes
PC Restore Options No PC restore option available. Just backups up data files stored on your PC like music, pictures and documents.
Helpful Links: Support Site,
Comments: Pogoplug just announced a new unlimited plan for Cloud storage that is 49.95 a year. Unlimited Backup for any number of Phones, Tablets and PCs.   The advantage to using a Pogoplug device this that you can store files both locally on a device or in the cloud now with the new offering.  The back up software itself needs updating and gives very few options.

Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  http://pogoplug.extole.com/a/clk/20QpS6

 

 


No Longer In Service


ubuntuone

Ubuntu One   referred from David Sullivan

Site URL https://one.ubuntu.com – No longer in service
Desktop App?  Windows, Ubuntu, Mac
Mobile Apps? iPhone, iPad and Android
Where do your files reside?  Local and Cloud Sync options across all platforms
Can I share files?  Yes
Max File Size? Recommended < 200MB via Web, 5TB via Client
Referral Program? Yes
Helpful Links: https://one.ubuntu.com/help/faq/,
Comments: They also have a Music Streaming offering for $39,99 annually and 20GB of space for your music.  Currently, by purchasing one music track will score you 6 months of Free Music Streaming Service

ubuntu nolonger


MegaCloud

MegaCloud – referred by by Carl Loucks

Site URL http://megacloud.com/ – No longer in Service
Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more
Mobile Apps iOS and Android more
Where do your files reside Cloud and Local Sync more
Can I share files Yes more
Max File Size None via the desktop app / 300MB from the webmore
Referral Program  
PC Restore Options  
Helpful Links: FAQ, Twitter
Comments: Very connected to social media and will back up your Gmail, Gmail contacts, Google Calendar and Instagram as well as Twitter. Also will automatically back up your photos from both Android and iPhone.

 


Here is what is still coming…

Private Cloud

Cloud Storage

http://www.apple.com/icloud/ from Daniel Rector

http://www.symform.com/free-cloud-backup/ from Daniel Rector

http://www.syncplicity.com/  from Daniel Rector

https://www.opendrive.com/ from Daniel Rector

https://www.asuswebstorage.com from Daniel Rector

http://www.drivehq.com/ from Daniel Rector

http://www.one.com/en/ by Jim Barton

http://mozy.com/ 

http://tresorit.com/ by Landon Story

 


Saved for future services:

Site URL  
Desktop App
Mobile Apps
Where do your files reside
Can I share files
Max File Size
Referral Program  
PC Restore Options  
Helpful Links:  
Comments: