Comparing Dropbox and Sharefile

Dropbox and ShareFile Cloud Computing

Comparing Dropbox to Sharefile

One of the hottest topics anywhere these days is cloud storage, and the various benefits that individuals and companies alike can enjoy from access to cloud computing networks. Indeed, the basic benefits are fairly simple to understand: with access to a secure cloud network, you can manage, store, and backup your digital data files in an online server, decreasing the extent to which you rely on your actual devices for storage and backup. The trouble comes in picking a specific cloud provider to trust, as there are dozens (if not hundreds) of viable options out there.

One of the most popular options for everyday use and use by individuals is Dropbox, a convenient and easy to use service that can handle a variety of demands. In this article we’re going to take a quick look at how Dropbox compares to Sharefile, another cloud provider and file sharing service more known for application in businesses. Here’s a look at how the two services differ in some key areas.

Cost

Comparing cost is not an isolated issue, as the different services, securities, and features involved in both providers certainly factors in. However, if you’re looking for the cheapest option for personal use, you’ll likely find Dropbox appealing. Dropbox allows for 2GB of free file storage space, with paid options of 50GB ($9.99/month or $99/per year), 100GB ($19.99/month or $199/year). Sharefile has no free offering, aside from a 30-day trial, and starts with 5GB complete with 2 employee accounts ($29.95/month), going up to 10GB with 10 employee accounts ($59.95/month) and 20GB with 20 employee accounts ($99.95/month), with an additional “enterprise rate” also available.