What are the differences between Amazon Drive and Wuala?

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Let us understand the concepts of Amazon Drive and Wuala before learning the differences between them.

Wuala

It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.

Features

The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning

Advantages

The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.

Amazon Drive

Amazon is one of the most used online retail businesses started in the year 1994 as an online bookstore. Now it has become the world’s one of the largest online retail businesses that is spread in almost all countries of the world. This transformation is due to the strategic planning & strategic execution by the Amazon team over a period of more than 20 years.

Amazon followed the strategies given below to improve the business −

  • Strategy
  • Execution
  • Culture
  • Structure

Amazon Drive, called Amazon Cloud Drive is a cloud storage application which is managed by Amazon. The service offers by Amazon cloud drive is secure cloud storage, file backup, file sharing, and Photo printing

The Amazon cloud drive gives only 5 GB data for storage at initial level. After they charge as per their conditions they can take an additional charge of USD 0.50 per year for extra GB storage to the Amazons Clouds.

Amazon announced the storage service in the year 2011, with the help of Amazon drive the files and folders can be transferred and managed from multiple devices including web browsers, desktop applications, mobiles, and tablets.

Advantages

The advantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • It is very simple to use.

  • Amazon Drive can be accessed from any device that is connected to the internet.

  • It has the support of Amazon.

  • Good storage space.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • Expand the space for free users.

  • It is good if it has an option to edit files in the cloud.

Differences

The major differences between Wuala and Amazon Drive are as follows −

Wuala
Amazon Drive
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Amazon Drive was launched in the year 2011 by Amazon.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Amazon Drive offers 5 GB free storage space
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
Amazon Drive offers 30 TB maximum storage space for paid.
Wuala is used world-wide.
Amazon Drive is used in all countries except Mexico and China.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Amazon Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Amazon Drive is still in use.
Wuala supports file versioning.
Amazon Drive does not support file versioning.
Wuala initially had a referral system but later suspended it.
Amazon Drive does not have a referral system for additional storage.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 05:50:08

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