Google Drive, Skydrive, Dropbox and the like are swell cloud storage options, but for digital pack rats, the costs can mount. If you're willing to trust a smaller outfit, you can now do much better in Europe: Bitcasa is now offering its unlimited Infinite Drive storage across the pond. The launch price will be £7/€8 per month or £55/€60 per year until August 31st of this year, after which it'll cost 20 percent more. That sum will let you store all the images, songs, videos or files you've got with "bank-grade security," easy sharing access, automatic back-up and basic audio and video streaming. It's available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Windows RT and the web, so if you're starting to burst at the digital seams, hit the source.
Bitcasa Launches the Infinite Drive in the UK and Europe
LONDON, July 23, 2013
- More than 24 Petabytes of user data under management around the world
- On its quest to "kill the hard drive," Bitcasa offers unlimited storage and ultimate privacy
Today Bitcasa, the inventor of secure infinite storage across all devices, is launching its Infinite Drive in the UK and Europe with new support for 10 languages and local UK and Euro currencies. Bitcasa is also unveiling a completely new mobile design along with performance updates that dramatically improves usability. For only £7/€8 per month, consumers can safely store and instantly access infinite amounts of photos, videos, music or share files without having to worry about capacity constraints. Bitcasa infinite storage is available on iOS, Android, Mac desktop, Windows Desktop, Windows RT and the Web.
Tony Gauda, CEO and co-founder of Bitcasa, explained, "Instead of having a hard drive, imagine if you could install software that acts as a virtual hard drive but literally never runs out of space, and you can instantly access and share that content on any device you own. This is Bitcasa," explained Tony Gauda, CEO and co-founder, Bitcasa. "
By 2016, the average household will increase its digital content from 464 gigabytes to 3.3 terabytes. Bitcasa is solving this capacity challenge with its Infinite Drive, which provides no limits when it comes to keeping your precious content safe and secure, including family photos and videos, work documents or your entire media library--gigabytes no longer matter.
Tony added, "With the addition of international languages and currency, as well as a beautiful new mobile design we are redefining the storage experience for consumers around the world."
Since its US beta launch in 2011, Bitcasa's global user base has been growing steadily -- 30 percent of its users are already based in Europe, with 5 percent of those in the U.K. To support the European market, Bitcasa has also added a data center in Ireland to ensure fast file upload and streaming performance. Also, to read about the new mobile and performance updates click here.
What makes Bitcasa the first choice for users?
Bitcasa is designed to meet all your future storage needs. The Infinite Drive solves the real-world problems of storage shortage, data loss, and trapped user files:
1. Infinite Storage: Users will never run out of space no matter how many photos, songs or films they have. Users can also reclaim space on their devices by moving big files off to Bitcasa.
2. Vault Security: With client-side encryption, all files are encrypted before it leaves the PC. Not even the Bitcasa team can view user files - it is bank-grade security and ultimate privacy.
3. Fast Sharing: Sharing files has never been faster. With a simple 'Send to Friend' web link, recipients can click to start streaming any song or video, or view entire photo albums of any size - gigabytes simply no longer matter.
4. Time Machine Back-up: Automatic back-up requires no effort on your part and ensures all your files are protected and have time-machine versioning.
5. Simple Mobile Streaming: Files are no longer trapped on user devices. All files can be accessed on any device via a browser or Bitcasa app. Pick your song or video, and it is instantly streamed to your mobile device. That is the future of storage, simplified.
To celebrate the launch in Europe, Bitcasa will be offering a special 20-percent discount of £55/€60 for a year of Infinite Storage. This special introductory price will be available through August 31, 2013 when users enter the promotional code: UKEU20.
Bitcasa, the creator of infinite and secure storage, provides infinite storage for every device you own. Bitcasa simplifies cloud storage with the Infinite Drive, which works like a magic external hard drive that never crashes or runs out of space. Bitcasa is multi-platform on iOS, Android, Mac desktop, Windows Desktop, Windows RT and the Web. We support streaming and sharing, mirrored backups, and file versioning. All data is client-side encrypted to ensure complete privacy.