Roundup: The Best Cloud Storage Services For Photographers
Built to be a true archive, Amazon's new super-cheap solution, Glacier, lets you store your data in digital "vaults" up to 40 terabytes each -- which is roughly 1.6 million RAW files from a Canon 7D. The data is also firmly-encrypted for security and comes with a very cheap per-GB cost. It's made primarily for companies, but sounds great for final security on giant photo or video archives.
At just $.01 per GB of storage per month, it's incredibly cheap.
Run by Amazon, there's little chance of the company going under and sending your data into the great digital abyss.
No up-front start-up cost like with many other similar corporate solutions.
Pay-what-you-use model doesn't make you guess how much data you'll need.
The biggest downside is the lack of instant access. If you want to get at your data, you have to make a request with Amazon and wait hours for them to get back.
No fancy app integration like slide shows.
Learning curve for getting started is a bit steep. New tools to learn and terms to understand.
Works with PC and Mac using Amazon's AWS hosting platform (which supports some of the biggest sites on the web). $.01 per GB hosted, plus a small transfer cost when downloading large hunks of data.