Bitcasa – I am out…

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About a year ago, I wrote a post “Bitcasa – I Am All In”  recommending a file storage provider called Bitcasa.   I loved the idea of an infinite USB drive on the cloud…

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Must inform,   that I can no longer recommend this service, as it is no longer the same as the original Bitcasa value proposition.    I really gave the whole thing a chance, as I believed in the product and service…

After their last few announcements (see TechCrunch: Bitcasa Ends Unlimited Storage, The NextWeb: Bitcasa, and Bitcasa Blog: Upgrade) ,  I find myself disappointed, betrayed, and having to look for another solution.

From my point of view, it is not an issue with the technology although, as with every start up trying to build something new, it had some small shortcoming.    I am disappointing (and frankly  a bit mad) at the way Bitcasa has handle their communications and treated their existing user-base over the past year.      They have surely lost their way…

Based on the new pricing, and the way they have treated the existing paying customers, I see no reason to keep or recommend Bitcasa at all now.

What am I to do next?

For now, I will go back to local NAS storage and a combination of Amazon S3, DropBox and Office 365 (which now has unlimited storage!!) all of  which offer not only unlimited plans, cheaper than Bitcasa, but also more strategic – long term focused approach to keeping customer.

Part of leaving on the edge of technology…

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