1. HCL Connections :
HCL Connections is a storage software which is provided by HCL Technologies. It was developed by IBM but HCL acquired it in 2019. It is an enterprise-collaboration platform which helps teams work more efficiently. It was launched by IBM in 2007. It offers 5 GB free storage space. It provides limited storage space for paid accounts. It was earlier known as IBM Connections.
2. RapidShare :
RapidShare was a file hosting service, cloud storage service and online backup service which was provided by RapidShare AG. It had the ability to handle a large number of users at the same time. It was available in various languages like English, French, German and Spanish. It was developed by Christian Schmid. It was initially named ezShare. It was one of the earliest cloud storage services. It was launched in 2002.
Difference between HCL Connections and RapidShare :
|It is owned by HCL Technologies.||It was owned by RapidShare AG.|
|It was launched in 2007.||It was launched in 2002.|
|It was developed by IBM.||It was developed by Christian Schmid.|
|It offers 5 GB free storage space and 1 TB maximum storage space for paid.||It offered limited storage space for both free and paid accounts.|
|It is a file hosting, file synchronization and cloud storage service.||It was a file hosting and online backup service.|
|Maximum file size is 2 GB here.||Maximum file size was 500 MB per file.|
|It is less costly as it charges less for additional paid storage space.||It was more costly comparatively.|
|It is still in use.||This service was suspended in 2015.|
|It has no traffic or band-width limit.||It had variable traffic or band-width limit according to paid plans.|
|Files can be downloaded multiple times.||Files could be downloaded only 10 times in free account.|
|Links are not expired after inactivity of some days.||While here, links expired after inactivity of 60 days.|