We first covered Bitcasa way back in 2011, a cloud storage startup promising to bring infinite storage to your desktop.
Almost one year on from that, and Bitcasa was already managing 5 petabytes of data, before going on to launch mobile apps and promising to leave beta by February.
Well, February is here and Bitcasa is indeed coming out of beta more than a year-and-a-half after it was founded.
The Next Web caught up with Bitcasa CEO Tony Gauda a few months back, where we discussed what ‘infinite storage’ actually means. Gauda actually compared Bitcasa to Spotify, as opposed to other cloud-based storage and file-sharing services out there.
Now, Bitcasa’s Infinite Drive service for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Windows RT, and the Web is officially rolling out, costing $10/month or $99/year. For February, however, Bitcasa is offering a special discount, which means you can get a year’s access for $69.
The service is available globally, with users enjoying unlimited storage, anywhere, and includes automatic backup and built-in client-side encryption.
TechCrunch Disrupt alumni Bitcasa, the startup that promises to bring infinite storage to its users for just $10 per month, just announced that it is launching its first batch of mobile apps today. The company is launching its Android and Windows 8/RT apps in the Google Play and Windows Store today. Its apps for iOS and OS X are also virtually complete and are scheduled to launch in the beginning of January.
Until now, Bitcasa users only had access to a web-based HTML5 version of the service on their mobile phones.
At the recent Dublin Web Summit, I sat down with Tony Gauda, co-founder and chief executive officer of Bitcasa, which promises users ‘infinite cloud storage’. He compares Bitcasa to Spotify rather than the many cloud-based storage and file sharing solutions out there. So far, users have stored north of 6 petabytes (that’s 6 million gigabytes) of data from users from over 120 countries worldwide – up from 5 petabytes last August.
If you don't know about TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Bitcasa, you probably should. These are the same folks that blow Dropbox and SkyDrive out of the water, offering users not just a few gigabytes of cloud storage, but infinite storage for your PC or mobile device.
Bitcasa, the startup that promises "infinite storage" across all your devices, already has over five petabytes of user data under management, co-founder and CEO Tony Gauda asserts in a press release announcing the release of a Google Chrome browser extension.
Bitcasa Gives Your Mobile Device 2TB Storage
Bitcasa is an exciting cloud startup because unlike players like Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, or Google Drive, its storage solution goes beyond syncing files across machines. The company's app does not take up any room on your hard drive, which is extremely helpful if you have a MacBook Air, Ultrabook, or a small SSD drive for storage. All of your data and files are stored on Bitcasa's servers and are as easy to access as an external hard drive.
Received $7M Series A Funding
Participation Pelion Venture Partners, Horizon Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, CrunchFund, Samsung Ventures
A new kind of cloud-based backup for your hard drives: Bitcasa
Received Seed Funding
Participation The Brandery
Received $1.5M Seed Funding
Participation Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund, First Round Capital, Pelion Venture Partners