Photo - Thiban Darmalingam, Regional Manager, Barracuda Networks.
Barracuda's free global cloud storage solution - Copy - has increased its storage space from 5GB to 15GB. This move follows Google's recent announcement that it was unifying its storage across its products and increasing online storage space.
"We think Google's effort here is great. The full benefits of cloud can only be realised if people have lots of storage," said Barracuda's Malaysia-based regional manager, Thiban Darmalingam.
"For our part, Copy's free space has now been increased to 15GB and is a welcome addition for our users besides our 'Fair Storage for All' initiative," said Darmalingam, who added that the Copy service has already attracted almost half a million users worldwide in less than 90 days after its launch.
"Together with our awesome referral programme, incredibly low-paid storage plans and 'Fair Storage for All' initiative, Copy will be able to help people do amazing things," he said. "Copy was created to meet the exceedingly high design demands of today's online and mobile users, and to provide the advanced security and corporate features required for businesses."
"Copy's 'No Limit' Referral programme lets users earn 5GB of additional free storage space both for themselves and the referred user. On average our users are earning well over 60GB of free storage, with the largest referrers earning space in the 10s of TBs [terabytes]," said Darmalingam.
Fair storage for all
"Under Copy's 'Fair Storage for All' initiative, users are allowed to 'split the bill' and control which files count against their storage capacity, instead of counting data in shared folders against all members' individual storage quotas," said Darmalingam.
He said other benefits of the Copy service [for more information, please visit CopydotCom] include:
- Multiple device compatibility – Copy works across Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux computers and offers mobile device support for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android, with Windows Mobile coming soon.
- Easy file sharing without limits – Copy allows users to upload and share files of any size, including 1080p videos and raw photographs, without size limitations often found in email attachments. These shared files and folders can be sent to anyone either publicly or privately and accessed from any location or device.
- More security – Copy provides a secure alternative to other cloud storage services. Included data verification inspects data before Copy accepts it into the user’s cloud storage. File-level ownership is verified prior to transferring anything to other devices. Copy also allows users to share files privately using Copy's built-in identify verification.
- Company control – Copy extends its cloud storage and sharing benefits into corporate environments with user and group management and added controls for proprietary company data.
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