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Bitcasa, the latest entrant in the Cloud Storage technology is undoubtedly a success. Bitcasa offers a service where you can store “infinite” data such as books, songs, videos and personal files in a very organized way for just $10 per month. The data stored over Bitcasa servers is secure as well since it is encrypted.
According to TechCrunch, “Bitcasa now hosts more than 18 petabytes of user data, which is a jump of 13 percent since the launch of the open beta.” The Bitcasa team says that the users are upgrading from free to paid service in less than 10 days, which is “above industry average,”, an impressive feat.
The open beta was only launched about a month ago after the team launched Bitcasa back in September 2011 where in 24 hours, they saw over 50,000 signups. The founder Tony Gauda is very optimistic and confident about their product saying, “The next step is to continue building the future of storage and accelerate the quickly growing business and team, our first month out the gate we’re an international company with more customers outside the U.S. than we do inside.”
Gauda says that they are taking things slowly and smoothly as,” [they] invented something completely new,” and “We didn’t have the benefit of using legacy technology or best practices.”
Bitcasa drive is available in more than 114 countries as of now and as their founder claims, it is being used more in international market than in domestic. The kind of service that bitcasa offers is bound to affect not only other cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive to name a few, but also the physical hard drive manufacturers.
Add to that the fact that, you can carry and access that data anywhere and on multiple devices like you Laptop, Desktop, Smarphone’s and Tablets. It already has an application available to download for desktop and mobile platforms both. Bitcasa currently has 20 patents for its technology.