Bitcasa, the California based American cloud storage company has made it official that it is going to end its ‘Bitcasa Drive’- an external virtual cloud drive services from 11:59PM PT on May 20,2016. The company has specified on its website that all account owners must take action to avoid losing their files after the said time frame.
Users used to use Bitcasa Drive to securely store all their files, media and documents online. Once the content was available on the drive, users can access their stuff from any of their computers, mobile devices or through web apps.
Apart from Bitcasa Drive, the company offers CloudFS application programming interfaces (APIs) that companies can use to embed Bitcasa’s capabilities into their own applications.
With the official announcement of closing the cloud drive, Bitcasa users might look for alternatives such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and other file storing and sharing platforms.
Going into the history, in 2014 Bitcasa stopped giving users an unlimited amount of storage, and earlier this month Bitcasa announced that free 5GB accounts were going away and that they would be converted to free trial accounts that would be available for 60 days beginning on April 7th, 2016.
Bitcasa also has offered a premium 1TB service tier for $10 per month and a Professional account with 10TTB tier for $99 per month.
Industry analysts feel that high competition might have driven the IP Storage provider to shut down its virtual drive services.