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Best (safe) cloud service

Hello,
Does anybody know what's the best and safest cloud service that I can purchase?
I have a couple of sites hosted on GoDaddy already, so if they have any options, that would be nice.  But I'm also looking for very cheap (or free if possible).  Only basic functionality, document sharing, notes, FTP capabilties, etc.

I've thought about Google's free option, but they have privacy issues.
Thanks
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jonahzonaCommented:
Try using Dropbox.

Dropbox gives you free 2GB of storage. You can share folders with other users. It is totally secure. And free. They even have awesome iPhone and iPad apps.

Integrates awesome with Windows or Mac.

http://www.dropbox.com
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--TripWire--Author Commented:
Ok thanks.  Now these files will be edited between 3 or 4 people.  So from time to time they're going to have to leave notes for one another highlighting the changes they've made and/or the changes that need to be made.  Can Dropbox support that?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
http://www.wuala.com/

Windows, Mac, Linux and iPad, iPhone support superior to Dropbox.
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jonahzonaCommented:
@Hanccocka haven't heard of it. Will check it out!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
use Wuala it supports Sync between multiple computers.

It's free up to 1G, and you can get extra 1G if someone refers you.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it's backed and owned by LaCie (hard drive and flash drive manufacturers). Excellent Pedigree. A Swiss company.

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--TripWire--Author Commented:
Sounds interesting.  But I notice the advert talks about trading local space for online space.  Although I realize you don't HAVE to use this option (you can buy instead) it makes me question whether there's any spyware or data mining involved?  I need this software to be completely confidential as it will be dealing with sensitive information.
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jonahzonaCommented:
Dropbox does store info locally and in the cloud - it simply syncs across the cloud.

The minute you update, change, add or delete a file in your dropbox, it uploads it and syncs across every account attached to that file.

You also have the ability to login to your account through a browser and download any files you have placed in your dropbox.

The more users your recommend, you can increase your free space.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No Data mining or spyware, trading storage is an option, if you want to use it, it's disabled by default.

Have you never heard of LaCie? (they wouldn't risk their reputation!)

Securely store and back up your files online and access them from anywhere. All files are encrypted before they are stored on the internet, neither Wuala or LaCie employees can recover your data, because the enryption keys never leave your computer.

Privacy and Security

Wuala protects your privacy: In stark contrast to most other online storage services, all your files get encrypted on your computer, so that no one - including the employees at Wuala and LaCie - can access your private files. Your password never leaves your computer.

Wuala employs the 128 bit AES, 2048 bit RSA and SHA-256 algorithms for encryption, signatures and integrity checks. If you're interested in how Wuala manages encryption, have a look at our publication on Cryptree. Checkout the white paper, if you understand alorythms and encryption.

(http://dcg.ethz.ch/publications/srds06.pdf)



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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
of you could try a trial of Microsoft BPOS/Office 365, and Sharepoint, but this might be a bit OTT, for a small number of users, and it's not free. Monthly subscription required. But trials are available.

But is more in line, with working together online, and collaboration.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
Sky Drive?  25 GB each, no charge.  Limits the size of the files you can upload, but that's the only drawback I see.
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Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
Look at Box.Net.  Free for up to 3 users and you can share documents with others at no cost.
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--TripWire--Author Commented:
Thanks for all the advice.  I haven't made up my mind as yet, but I am leaning towards Wuala at the moment.  Box.Net looks really good too, but $15 per user PER month just seems like a bit much.  Still going to do a bit more research as I need the support option to be virtually flawless.
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