Free Cloud Storage: What’s the Catch

Free Cloud Storage: What’s the Catch

Major cloud storage providers including Amazon and Google offer free levels of storage or promotional credits to encourage developers and startups to store data on...
Major cloud storage providers including Amazon and Google offer free levels of storage or promotional credits to encourage developers and startups to store data on their cloud. While this may sound attractive to early stage businesses looking for an inexpensive jumpstart, it is important to consider the long-term realities of scaling your business once beyond the range of these freebie offers. As your business evolves, so do how you use, store and manage your data. Aiken Korotkin, founder of AK Productions — a Washington-based full-service video production company, D.C. — learned this the hard way. When he was starting out,...