Between all of the free cloud storage services available to support our data in this day and age, it has become increasingly difficult to manage all of our files in a single location. From iCloud to Amazon Drive, users can easily take advantage of the capabilities of multiple cloud storage solutions with the protection and convenience of a reliable cloud backup solution.

The team at Best Cloud Backups has provided a list of our top four picks for cloud to cloud backup solutions. In the following chart, we have broken down each product’s features into four important categories (pricing, ease of use, support and technology). Whether you are looking for the most affordable solution, the highest level of security, or the fastest service, you will be able to find the perfect solution based on your individual priorities.

Best cloud backup comparison table:
OdriveCloudSyncMultCloudCloudHQ
Pricing
  • Limited free version available
  • $8.25 USD/month for premium product
  • 14-day free trial
  • $1.67 USD/month starting price
  • Limited free version available (2 TB per month)
  • $69.99 USD/year
  • Free version (to support free cloud systems only)
  • $9.83 USD/month starting price
Ease of Use
  • Accessible via online and desktop clients
  • No mobile applications
  • File-sharing
  • Workspaces
  • Complex file transfers
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic backups
  • Desktop client only
  • Product only works when devices are turned on
  • Complex interface
  • Manual bulk file transfers
  • No file-sharing
  • No mobile application for management
  • Simple web interface
  • File-sharing and syncing
  • Simple bulk transfers
  • Minimal data information available
  • Centralized management
  • Confusing interface
  • Users can view metadata only
  • No file-sharing (except email sharing)
Support
  • Online forum
  • FAQ page
  • Online user guide
  • No live chat
  • Online forum
  • Private message system
  • No phone or email support
  • No online knowledge base
  • FAQ page
  • Online tutorials
  • Slow email responses
  • No live chat support
  • No phone support
  • Phone/email support for Business and Enterprise members
  • Email support for premium version
  • No email/phone support for free version
  • Basic online knowledgebase
Technology
  • Online client allows operation when devices are off
  • Private encryption during data transfer
  • No file syncing
  • No backups
  • Automatic and manual backups
  • Manual bulk file transfers required
  • No two-way synchronization
  • Linux not supported
  • No encryption or two-factor authentication
  • No continuous backups
  • File-sharing and syncing
  • Single, two-way and bulk file transfers available
  • High speed (up to 10 simultaneous data-transfer threads)
  • Continuous and scheduled syncing
  • Compatible with over 30 cloud systems
  • No encryption or two-factor authentication
  • Automated file transfers
  • Continuous syncing technology
  • 256-bit encryption
  • Does not support bulk file transfers
  • Data stored for short periods of time
Summary of Pros
  • Private encryption
  • Collaborative workspaces
  • Low price
  • Low price
  • Automatic backups
  • Low price
  • High speed
  • Multiple types of file transfers available
  • Simple interface
  • Automatic and scheduled backups
  • Centralized management
  • Continuous backups
  • Ample security features
  • Sufficient support available for Business and Enterprise products
Summary of Cons
  • No two-factor authentication
  • No syncing or backups
  • Limited support resources
  • No continuous backups
  • Limited supported devices
  • Limited security features
  • Insufficient customer support
  • Limited customer support
  • No encryption
  • No two-factor authentication
  • No client desktop
  • Support dependent upon subscription
  • High price
  • Time limitations on data storage
  • Confusing interface
  • No scheduled backups
  • No file-sharing

 

Summary

For those who are looking for an incredibly inexpensive product, the CloudSync cloud-to-cloud backup solution can be purchased at the staggering monthly rate of just $1.67 USD. This product however, has some major drawbacks, which should be taken into consideration when assessing the overall value. The MultCloud cloud-to-cloud backup solution could be considered the most valuable product in terms of features, for a fairly low price.

Cloud-to-cloud backup solutions populate a fairly new space, which means none of these products have entirely mastered user interface or simple product navigation. Odrive may offer the easiest backup solution to navigate with multiple options for product access, and their convenient workspace feature for collaboration, however file transfers can still be confusing and this product lacks mobile applications for management.

Unfortunately, the customer support resources featured in each of these cloud-to-cloud backup solutions are for the most part, limited to instructional webpages and online tutorials. CloudHQ is the only company that offers phone and email support, which is useful for full assistance on their product.

In terms of cloud backup technology, MultCloud is the clear frontrunner in their product’s numerous useful features. However, the MultCloud cloud-to-cloud backup solution has the major technological drawback of extremely limited security features. With no encryption or two-factor authentication, users can not rely on this product to thoroughly protect their data. Users who require a high level of security for their data should consider Odrive or CloudHQ products as each of these companies use encryption to secure the user’s files.