Bitcasa drops its limitless cloud storage as a result of underuse (and abuse)

Bitcasa drops its unlimited cloud storage due to underuse (and abuse)

In case you have been considering of milking Bitcasa’s limitless cloud storage for all it is value, you’d higher have an alternate lined up. The corporate is dropping its signature Infinite storage choice after November fifteenth, in tandem with an improve to new infrastructure. You will need to migrate to a restricted tier (akin to the brand new 10TB, $999 per yr Professional plan) if you wish to hold all of your content material. Why the sudden clampdown? In accordance with Bitcasa, you in all probability weren’t utilizing it — solely zero.1 % of its accounts chew by way of greater than 10TB. Furthermore, a few of people who are consuming that a lot area are reportedly abusing it at a degree which “appears unimaginable” for anybody individual. The corporate hasn’t elaborated on what these nogoodniks are doing past violating the phrases of service, however it’s straightforward to see an organization making an attempt to make use of Bitcasa as a makeshift storage server.

Whereas it is sensible for Bitcasa to chop little-used providers that value some huge cash to run, the transition dangers rubbing a whole lot of Infinite subscribers the mistaken approach. Along with forcing customers to chop again on cloud storage, there are not any deliberate refunds for patrons who need to keep — in case you simply paid for a yr’s value of limitless capability, you are in all probability going to really feel shortchanged. It will not be shocking if the corporate ultimately extends an olive department, however this nonetheless means that you will have to drop goals of storing all of your digital belongings on-line.

[Thanks, Sean]

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