Cloud computing and online storage is now a days more preferable option than having another hardware. Amazon has launched an online storage service named “Amazon Cloud Drive” where they are offering 5 GB of free storage. That means, you can store files and folders having pictures, videos, documents etc. up to 5 GB in Amazon Cloud Drive without paying anything to the company. If you want more space, then you can pay $1 per GB per year to get that in no time.
Amazon Cloud Drive is using Amazon’s other web service named “Amazon S3” in the backend to store files and folders. Cloud Drive is jus the front end of that popular online storage system.
Amazon S3 is the back-end of Amazon Cloud Drive but of course the Cloud Drive is much easier to handle and maintain. The web based upload option is easy to use and understand for end users and this will help Amazon to reach non techy people for online storage. Pricing of Cloud Drive is much cheaper than Amazon S3 as there is transfer-in and transfer-out charges in S3 which is not there in Cloud Drive. For 20 GB storage in Cloud Drive, you will be charged $1.75 per month where the same amount of storage will add more than $4.50 per month if stored on Amazon S3. This way you can understand the difference between the pricing of these two services. The maximum space available in Cloud Drive is 1,000 GB which is sufficient for personal use as well as for limited professional use.
Start keeping backup of your important documents, pictures, videos etc. on Amazon Cloud Drive.