Open Thread Wednesday: the Cloud


The Cloud is where it’s at. This is probably not news to anyone who reads ProfHacker. We’ve talked about cloud storage for years: Dropbox, Spider Oak, Google Drive, and Copy. There are also other options like Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s OneDrive.

Now Amazon is upping the ante. Amazon Prime membership ($99 or $49 for students) already includes unlimited photo storage and an additional 5GB for video and files.  Now, for an additional $60 a year, Amazon Cloud Drive is offering “Unlimited Everything“: photos, video, documents, and other files. There’s a three-month free trial if you are interested in checking it out before shelling out the annual fee (as far as I can tell, you need to provide a credit card number to enroll in the trial, but the card won’t be charged until the trial period is over).

What do you think? Which cloud service provider do you use? Do you have a Prime membership? Are you interested in checking out Amazon’s Cloud Drive? Or are you happy with your existing provider? Tell us about it in the comments section!

[Creative Commons licensed image by Flickr user Fiona Henderson].

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