Welcome to Cloudwards.net!

Here at Cloudwards.net we work hard to make you sure you are making the right choice in best cloud storage providers, best online backup services, best VPN, best web hosting and many other categories. To do this, we hire the smartest, most research-happy geeks around and have them break down each service to its smallest part to see how it best serves you.

Our mission is to be a consumers’ advocate that not only helps you navigate the maze of different storage and backup offerings so you can make an informed decision, but also keeps you updated on the larger topics that influence the way you use the web. For instance, we’ve also published an online privacy guide, as well as articles on Internet censorship and an overview of cybercrime.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us either via the comments sections beneath most articles or directly, via the email addresses found in our staff directory below.

Mauricio Prinzlau

CEO & Co-Founder

Growing up in cold and rainy Hamburg, Mauricio Prinzlau is now the CEO of Cloudwards.net. After a degree in Business Communication Management, he co-founded Cloudwards.net to grow it into the largest website for cloud software reviews. You can reach him at mauricio[at]cloudwards.net.

Fergus O'Sullivan


Fergus is the chief editor and resident curmudgeon of Cloudwards.net. After finishing a degree in history at the University of Amsterdam he bid farewell to the cold northern climes and now travels around the Mediterranean and Asia, gathering no moss. His main interests are data security and Internet privacy, though he's always up for a long countryside ramble as well. His email is fergus[at]cloudwards.net, though be warned that he has a very low tolerance for drivel.

Joseph Gildred

Junior Editor

A technophile with a love for words, Joseph Gildred utilizes his degree in comparative literature and background as an information technology analyst to ponder the future of human ingenuity. Not one to sit still for too long, Joseph joined the team because cloud technology and hopping from place to place go hand in hand. He has roots in Belgrade, Maine.