3 апреля 2012 г. 2:50
I run a small business with 2 machines on Windows XP, 2 machines on Windows 7 and 2 machines on Macbooks. I'm interested in using cloud storage as a "file share" where I can access my files on one machine and later access them on another machine. Ideally, it would work like a network drive. My storage requirement is about 150 GB.
Does anyone know if Windows Azure can do this? What options are available to me?
3 апреля 2012 г. 5:54
Windows Azure can do this, but i suppose that you don't want use Azure as a file storage - it will be too expensive. Take a look at SkyDrive.
4 апреля 2012 г. 6:16
You have a few options:
- Office365, but by default you'll only get 10GB. If you buy more storage, it might cost you about 30$/month extra. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/lystavlen/archive/2012/03/30/sharepoint-online-extra-storage-price-drop.aspx). Since SharePoint online uses WebDav, you could mount it as a mapped drive (share). You don't pay for transfers, only for the data you store.
- SkyDrive: Limited to 25GB
- Windows Azure: Storing 150GB will cost you $18.75/month. Don't forget that you'll also need to pay for outgoing transfers (when you download a file). And you'll need a tool to interact with the storage, like this one: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/free-microsoft-azure-explorer.aspx
Hope this helps.
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