What is cloud storage?
Cloud Storage refer to a modern technique of storing computer data in logical computer storage space that span across several computer hard disk on the same computer machine or several physical computer machines. Sometimes the logical storage span across computers in different data centers and regions. Data in cloud storage is usually accessed via Application Program Interface (API) via Web based Applications, Mobile Apps, Desktop Application software, and Raw API
The objective of cloud storage is provision of data storage that has the following qualities:
- High availability,
- High scalable
- High reliability
High Available (HA)
Cloud storage must be readily accessible from anywhere anytime for either read or write.
Cloud Storage space can readily resize on demand.
Cloud Storage must be highly redundant, the logical storage pool must span across several physical hardware and preferable different physical locations to promote reliability. In case there is failure in one physical location, or a set of physical hardware – the availability, accessibility and scalability of cloud storage should not be affected, and therefore the need to have a pool of several physical hardware in multiple physical locations.
Personal cloud Storage
Personal cloud Storage from Cloudpap is engineered to serve needs of a professional such as safe storage of files, images, photos, easy sharing of files and photos. Professionals can access the service on mobile apps, web apps and desktop apps.
Devices supported by cloudpap cloud storage include IPhone, Android Phones, Tablets, MacBook, Windows Computes and Laptops.
Business Cloud Storage
Business or Enterprise cloud storage is engineered for teams. It allow teams to easily collaborate through creating data, editing and updating data, sharing and viewing data across different platform such as mobile apps, web browsers, desktop applications among other.
Devices supported by Cloudpap Business Cloud Storage include IPhone, Android Phones, Tablets, MacBook, Windows Computes and Laptops, Windows Servers, Linux Servers, VPS and Virtual Machines.
Cloudpap Cloud Storage Plans
Features of Cloudpap cloud storage
Scalability – allow scaling of storage space on demand, it allow clients to pay just for what they consumes.
High Availability – cloud storage that is readily accessible via API and apps anytime and from anywhere – Access on Demand.
Reliable – cloud storage that is hosted in 5 parts, data is stored across multiple hard drives, across multiple computer hardware, across multiple data centers and across 3 different regions.
24/07 Support – Cloudpap clients enjoy excellent customer support from a dedicated team of Cloud Experts.
Who uses Cloudpap Cloud Storage..?
Cloud storage is important to any professional and organization dealing with data and most important for teams that collaborate using data. Some of Cloudpap users include:
- Financial Institutions
- Learning Institutions
- Manufacturing companies
- Webhosting companies
- Cloud companies
Cloudpap Cloud Storage vs. DropBox.com
Cloudpap Cloud Storage 1TB costs $6 while Dropbox.com 2TB cost $9.99
Numbers of Users
DropBox has a large user base, wins, DropBox has over 600 Million users while Cloudpap has less than 1 Million users.
Dropbox as well as Cloudpap Drive shares files through Web URL
Cloudpap Drive just like Dropbox Professional package allow defining of permission, who can see and who can edit the shared file. Dropbox free version doesn’t allow file permissions.
Both Cloudpap Drive and Google Drive allow time based sharing, where shared links can have expiry dates.
Both Cloudpap Drive and Dropbox Support Encryption in Transit.
Both Cloudpap Drive and Dropbox Support Encryption at Rest.
Comparison of Popular Cloud Storage: Cloudpap vs. Google Drive vs. One Drive vs. DropBox
|Numbers of Users||Less 1 Million||1 Billion||150 Million||600 Million|
|Professional Package||1TB @ $6||2TB @ $9.99||1TB @ $6.99||2TB @ $9.99|
|Sharing Method||Web Url Sharing technique||Web Url Sharing technique||Web Url Sharing technique||Web Url Sharing technique|
|Permission Sharing||Permission based Sharing||Permission based Sharing||Permission based Sharing||Permission based Sharing available for Dropbox Professional only|
|File Expiry||Allow file expiry as a security feature||No file expiry||Allow file expiry as a security feature||Allow file expiry as a security feature|
|Password Protection||Allow Password Protected sharing||No Password protection||Allow Password Protected sharing||Allow Password Protected sharing|
|Download Permissions||Cannot limit who can download or not||Limit who can Download||Cannot limit who can download or not||Cannot limit who can download or not|
|Access Request||User Can Request Access||User Can Request Access||Users cannot request access to a file.||User Can Request Access|
|Bandwidth Limit||Allow bandwidth limiting on upload and download
|Allow bandwidth limiting on upload and download
|Allow bandwidth limiting on upload and download||No Bandwidth Limit|
|Smart Sync||No block-level file copying and smart sync||No block-level file copying and smart sync||No block-level file copying and smart sync||block-level file copying and smart sync|
|Encryption at Rest||Encryption at-rest Available||No Encryption at Rest NOT Available||No Encryption at Rest NOT Available||Encryption at-rest Available|
|Encryption in Transit||Encryption in Transit||Encryption in Transit||Encryption in Transit||Encryption in Transit|
|2 Factor Authentication||2 Factor Authentication||2 Factor Authentication||2 Factor Authentication||2 Factor Authentication|
|Devices||Sync and access across as many devices||Sync and access across as many devices||Sync and access across as many devices||Sync and access across as many devices|