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Difference between Amazon Drive and Ubuntu One

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  • Last Updated : 23 Jun, 2020
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1. Amazon Drive :
Amazon Drive is a file hosting service and cloud storage provided by Amazon. It allows cloud storage, file hosting, file sharing and file backup. File and folders on this drive can be transferred from multiple devices like desktop, mobile and tablets. Amazon Drive was initially known as Amazon Cloud Drive. It is not available across the world. It is available for some selected countries. It was launched in 2011.

2. Ubuntu One :
Ubuntu One was a file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud service which was provided by Canonical Limited. It was an OpenID based single sign-on service. It provided services for storing files on cloud and also streaming of music from cloud. It was developed by Canonical Ltd. It was suitable for Windows, OS X, iOS, Ubuntu and Android. It offered 5 GB free storage space. It was launched in 2009.

Difference between Amazon Drive and Ubuntu One :

It is owned by Amazon.It was owned by Canonical Limited.
It was launched in 2011.It was launched in 2009.
It offers 5 GB free storage space.It also offered 5 GB free storage space.
It was developed by Amazon.It was developed by Canonical Ltd.
It has the maximum storage size of 30 TB.Maximum storage size was unlimited here.
It is used in all countries excluding Mexico and China.While it was used world wide.
It is still in use.This service was suspended in 2014.
It is used to store photos specifically.It was used to store all types of files.
Files stored here are encrypted.Files stored in Ubuntu One were not encrypted.
Maximum file size is 2 GB upload via web and 50 GB upload via drive application.Maximum file size was 5 GB per file.
It is a file hosting and cloud storage service.It was a commercial file synchronization service.

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