How do you back up your information ?
This question used to be answered with a combination of “I don’t know – my IT guy does it” to “I use a tape streamer” or “ I use an external hard drive”. However these days, the typical answer is “my information is automatically backed up to the Cloud”.
Services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive have made it simple to have all our data sent up into the Internet where our files, images and video reside. As these are “in the cloud” it means we can access them from any device and just require an internet connection.
The more we rely on these services, the more data we upload and save to the cloud, however we are only given a limited amount of storage space for free. If we exceed this, there is a fee that we need to pay. Before reaching into our pocket, we tend to make use of multiple cloud storage services to take advantage of all the free space we can get our hands on. It is typical to have a Dropbox account and a Google Drive account as well as a OneDrive account. Whilst being free, it does mean we have to remember multiple usernames and password and we also have to remember and manage our files across the various storage spaces which can be a pain.
This is where a great and free service called Multcloud comes in.
MultCloud is a centralized cloud management platform run by AOMEI Tech, which is a simple one-stop gateway web interface that links to all the Cloud Drive services to one location. Currently the system is able to connect to the following Cloud Storage:
At this stage, MultCloud allows us to consolidate the following cloud storage services:
- Google Drive
- Amazon S3
Once the MultCloud account is set up, simply add all your cloud storage into your personal dashboard and from one location you have access to all your cloud drives. Besides downloading and uploading files from your computer, you can also copy or “cut and paste” the files between Cloud Services. For example copy files from Dropbox to Google Drive all without having to open multiple windows.
In addition to that, Multcloud supports file preview online and you can also share files from cloud drives with others.