Cloud Computing: 10 Megaupload Alternatives to Keep Your Cloud Files Safe
File-sharing giant Megaupload is now dead. The Website boasted 50 million users a day and accounted for 4 percent of all Internet traffic, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, Megaupload has been shut down following an international criminal sting spearheaded by the DOJ. With the shutdown of Megaupload, many users are wondering where to store and share large data files. Here, eWEEK identifies the top 10 Websites that offer gigabytes of cloud storage space for nominal fees. All these sites offer the ability to share files, as well store files for preservation or backup purposes. Many of the identified sites also offer free storage as well, albeit a limited amount. Some are backed by corporate giants and have controls in place to prevent copyright-related issues, while others skirt around the issues, hoping to avoid DOJ scrutiny. Here is a look at the top 10 Megaupload alternatives, including Dropbox, RapidShare, Amazon Cloud Drive and Microsoft's SkyDrive.
Dropbox is a very popular, robust cloud storage service, which offers users 2GB of storage for free. Users can share files with anyone with their public folder, or with other Dropbox users through email invitation. Users can upgrade to 50GB for $10 a month or 100GB for $20 a month.