It’s hard to deny the importance of the cloud today. More and more, users are demanding increased flexibility and access to their files across a multitude of devices. On top of that, many users are looking for ways to backup and safeguard their files in the event of a hardware failure.
Cloud storage is one of the easiest ways to accomplish all of these at the same time. There are many great cloud storage options for Linux today. Check out the list below of some of our favorites. All of these come with both free and paid accounts while offering great integration through installed apps or superior web interfaces with Linux.
Dropbox is one of the largest cloud storage providers today with many different storage options ranging from a few gigabytes for free all the way up to terabytes of data for a monthly fee. It offers apps that are compatible for Windows, Mac, and Linux, making them the best cross platform option out there.
SpiderOak One’s app is cross platform, meaning it’s a nice option out there for Linux users that can’t access one of the other big name cloud storage companies. The only downside has got to be the amount of storage. When compared to other options, the storage options for both free and paid users is rather low, but the secure forum and chat features simply can’t be ignored, giving Linux users a secure way to not only store and backup their files, but also chat with their coworkers on a variety of projects.
Mega offers encryption that will ensure your data stays safe from prying eyes. One of the nicest parts of this service is how much storage you get for free. When you sign up, you will get 50GB of storage for free, but you can increase that with a paid subscription. One area where Mega differs, however, is that it limits the amount of monthly bandwidth you can use. The free account will get you 10GB of free bandwidth a month.
NextCloud is very easy for newcomers to use and it allows you to easily access your documents from virtually anywhere through a variety of apps available for almost every platform you can think of and through a series of links you can configure. It also offers several small business options so you can convert your entire business and all your employees over to the cloud.
OwnCloud, like the other services, will only give you so much storage for free, but you can increase your capabilities with a paid subscription. What is really cool about this service is its ability to interface and share files with your DropBox account, giving you even more storage options and file freedom that you could possibly imagine.
Despite the smaller size of Linux when running Linux on your laptop instead of a traditional Windows or Mac laptop, you will probably need access to high quality cloud storage. While at first glance the options may seem slim, as you can see there are more options out there than you might think. All of these are great options for Linux users.