To start of my day when I was commuting to work, I read on FaceBook through my friend (Chee Yong Poh, Microsoft Technical Evangelist) re-shared a post on The Verge that Microsoft has decided to provide UNLIMITED space on OneDrive – read the article here.
How would this change affect you? Well, when I was dwelling whether to archive my media that I will no longer require access to it on a regular basis to put it into the cloud so that it will not hurt the almost-filled NAS further. I was deciding between Amazon Glacier, DropBox and OneDrive but I tried Glacier at first because it is something pretty cool while OneDrive and DropBox has been in my daily life already. From my previous article titled “Is there something missing in #OneDrive ?” where I talks about something related as it shows that I am uploading all the media files to OneDrive.
So where is the value proposition of Amazon Glacier? Where would you see the value in OneDrive over Amazon Glacier? Well, in terms of space consumed and amount paid or you will be paying. Let’s see.
|Microsoft OneDrive||Cost (USD)||Amazon Glacier||Cost (USD)|
|1024GB (1TB)||$6.99||1024GB (1TB)||$10.24|
|2048GB (2TB)||$6.99||2048GB (2TB)||$20.48|
|10240GB (10TB)||$6.99||10240GB (10TB)||$102.40|
Do not forget that Amazon Glacier charges you to bring the data out from the cloud back to any devices you are trying to retrieve from while Microsoft OneDrive, it is the same as DropBox or Box storage where it does not implicitly charge you for data transfer. (Of course, you can’t complain much if the retrieval takes forever! *evil grins*)
Do you have more than 1TB of data to store to the Cloud right now? – Yes, go to Microsoft OneDrive now!
Do you require your data to be used by other cloud services in Amazon? – Yes, stick to Amazon Glacier, there are nice API that can do retrieval from the vault.
Do you need Office suite of products? – Yes, go to Microsoft OneDrive now!
Has this come across to you that storage is getting cheaper and cheaper and Microsoft is well aligning its strategy to Cloud-First, Mobile-First?
Do you know that you can sign up to enjoy the unlimited storage first? Hit on to https://preview.onedrive.com/ now!