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What cloud storage service do you believe will be around for quite some time that offers a decent free package?

I will be archiving a substantial amount of media content for thousands of interested persons. My concern is that it would be available for, at least, several years.

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    ntgg
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    I'm not aware of any free storage solutions that would provide free storage enough for media content for thousands of people, but amazon's s3 standard is $0.023/GB/month, and like half that if you...

    I'm not aware of any free storage solutions that would provide free storage enough for media content for thousands of people, but amazon's s3 standard is $0.023/GB/month, and like half that if you don't need to access the data that often. If you only need to access the data a few times a year, it is under $5/TB/month. There are some other services that are cheaper too, see https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/. I also doubt that s3 is going anywhere.

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    1. ubergeek
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      And, if its truly archival, glacier is even cheaper. Getting the data out is slow, and expensive though.

      And, if its truly archival, glacier is even cheaper. Getting the data out is slow, and expensive though.

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  2. KapteinB
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    I use MEGA, which offers 50 GB for storage free, and is not based in the US (which is important for me, maybe not for you).

    I use MEGA, which offers 50 GB for storage free, and is not based in the US (which is important for me, maybe not for you).

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  3. HanakoIsBestGirl
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    Nextcloud maybe? You can selfhost.

    Nextcloud maybe? You can selfhost.

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