Cloud storage for simple task?

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We have about a terabyte of data (nothing secure, mostly stock photos and the likes) that we'd like to move off of our file server. I'm thinking an affordable cloud platform would make more sense than an external hard drive. Any suggestion?
 
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BlitzPuppet

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Did you read OP, he needs 1TB

Well I was looking for acronyms (side effect of being in IT too long). My bad.

1TB is going to be a little expensive as far as the standard cloud storage goes.

That amazon pricing isn't bad at all though.
 

edro

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WD My Cloud personal cloud storage external HDD.
It's a NAS that is accessible remotely. Wouldn't solve onsite problems (fire, theft, etc) though.

$140 for 2TB
 

Kneedragger

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Some of the cloud storage prices aren't bad but 1TB would take a real long time to upload. I think most will only let you upload 100-250 mb at a time for starters.
 
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I considered that, does gDrive have a problem with commercial use? I mean, we're a non-profit but still, can we get shutdown?

I don't think the TOS says you can't use it commercially.

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However, I think a Gapps account can be used to have an "official" buisness stamp of approval.
 

DaveSimmons

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Amazon definitely allows commercial use.

It's pretty easy to use S3 storage with programs like Cloudberry, CrossFTP, Bucket Explorer.