International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering

A monthly peer-reviewed online and print journal

ISSN Online 2278-1021
ISSN Print 2319-5940

Abstract: Cloud storage can be defined as huge computers with a high security that have huge storage space, user upload their files to be stored, and companies create programs on them, which is called cloud computing. There are different types of cloud storage providers available at the moment; some of them are available for free while others require a reasonable amount of registration fee. Cloud storage providers allow people to upload and protect their data from a third party, providing them with a storage space of their own, in addition to sharing limited data with specific people. This report has focused on the advantages and disadvantages cloud storage services on general basis as well as comparing the different providers with regards to privacy protection, data encryption and the space provided in order to choose the most practical site based on my own point of view. Cloud storage provides complete protection for data as no one can open or view other’s personal files with a high-security privacy policy. These services are easy to use, and allow users to share files with a third party under their authority where the intended parties can amend and add more data without their physical presence in the same place. However, just like any other man-made programs, cloud storage applications have some potential disadvantages that developers are trying to overcome. With respect to the other services, the study suggests that dropbox can be a good choice for data storage and sharing since the advantages of some programs such as, Dropbox, outweigh their disadvantages.

Keywords: Cloud storage, Cloud services, Personal files, Dropbox, Data sharing, Storage

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2018.779