During its keynote on Wednesday, Shadow introduced the new secure online storage service. Shadow Drive is open to everyone, in free and premium versions. The first stone in a new philosophy of the French company that wants to further diversify around cloud computing.
Along with the Power option revealed during its keynote on Wednesday, the specialist cloud computing revealed Shadow Drive, the first secure online storage solution designed with Nextcloud, a leader in file sharing platforms. A project that stems from the hubiC foundation, the former service was previously purchased by OVH and became Shadow SA last year.
But its doors are about to close and it is therefore useful to offer its users a practical solution while also announcing the future color of Shadow.
Come and compete with Dropbox and more
Octave Klaba explained in 2020 that he wanted to launch the same service as well after the closure of hubiC, to also avoid losing millions of subscribers (who still need to store and transfer their files). It has already been announced and it will continue on servers based in Europe. In the first place.
Like the Box, OneDrive, Dropbox etc., Shadow Drive can be used from any connected device to securely access its files. The first free level is offered with 20 GB of storage (if hubiC provides 25 GB for free). That’s more than competing services. For the most selfish, Shadow will offer a premium offer of 8.99 euros per month with up to 2 TB of storage available.
The service will launch in closed beta this summer before rolling out to Europe in the autumn in the countries where Shadow is located. It will then be extended to North America.
To a galaxy of Shadow services
Shadow Drive is truly a first step in the galaxy of services the company wants to put in place. ” We reviewed our entire IT system to make it easier to integrate services into your cloud experience “, Emphasized Éric Sèle. Shadow Drive can come in addition to Shadow or alone, even if you don’t have a Shadow account.
In the future, the Parisian company even plans to add videoconferencing, chat and many other things that go through its servers to improve the experience, if possible Shadow centered, to the user. But a launch date has not yet been set.
Shadow also targeted companies with a professional offering called Shadow Business Solutions and presented it on Wednesday. This version of cloud computing promises access to the required Windows software with the best performance, using real-time 4K renderings without fail.
It allows companies to manage a host of high-end PCs thanks tocloud computingwhich, to date, has required the taking of individual accounts. But with the guarantee of streaming, responsiveness and use of the usual service (and at a very competitive price, we promise). The first steps have already been taken in partnership with several video game companies to allow remote testing of publishers and the management of a host of cloud computers. It is now up to the SMEs that Shadow wants to bring back to offer its solution to help them ”escape from technological constraints (with) new, intuitive and powerful tools ”.
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