Dropbox – a cloud storage

Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software.Dropbox provides client software for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and web browsers, as well as unofficial ports to Symbian, Windows Phone, and MeeGo.Both the Dropbox server and desktop client software are primarily written in Python.he Dropbox client enables users to drop any file into a designated folder that is then synchronized with Dropbox’s Internet service and to any other of the user’s computers and devices with the Dropbox client. Users may also upload files manually through a web browser.Dropbox client supports synchronization and sharing along with personal storage. It supports revision history, so files deleted from the Dropbox folder may be recovered from any of the synced computers.Dropbox supports multi-user version control, enabling several users to edit and re-post files without overwriting versions.The version history is by default kept for 30 days, with an unlimited version called “Pack-Rat” available for purchase.Dropbox uses Amazon’s S3 storage system to store the files.It also uses SSL transfers for synchronization and stores the data via AES-256 encryption, though this is done with Dropbox’s own encryption keys, and not the users.

Free version
Starting at 2 GB
Up to 18 GB (500 MB per referral)

Plans at 100, 200, or 500 GB
Starting at $9.99/month

Plans start at 1 TB for 5 users
Centralized billing and admin tools

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Posted on October 26, 2013, in Cloud, General, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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