When it comes to cloud storage, many users are dabbling with the likes of Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud. But for those few who are users of Box, rejoice for the company has upgraded your personal cloud storage to 10GB free storage. That’s twice the amount iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive offers, and 5 times the amount of Dropbox.
The only major competitor to Box with more free storage is Google Drive, giving users a whopping 15GB of personal storage. We expect other competing cloud storage providers to upgrade their free storage count to compete more effectively with the leaders. We guess companies like Apple and Amazon will have no issue bumping up their free storage, but the only company that might find it difficult to do so, is Dropbox as the company doesn’t have the luxury of owning its own data centers.
In addition to the 10GB upgrade to free personal storage, Box added a new plan called Starter. With this plan, business users get 100GB of storage for only $5 per month. Furthermore, it supports up to 10 users, so more than a handful of your friends can get in on the action.
“This is an exciting and long-contemplated move, and the biggest change we’ve made to our offerings since 2010.” Says Box CEO, Aaron Levie, in a blog post
Box also announced that its cloud storage platform has reached a milestone of 20 million users. A far cry from the over 100 million users, but still a great achievement nonetheless.
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[via Box Blog]