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Suspected Policy Abusers Lead to Elimination of Unlimited Cloud Storage

Posted on 10.23.2014

With the extreme cost which can come with keeping servers on-site for data storage many companies have turned to the cloud.

Bitcasa, a cloud storage service, has recently announced the elimination of their Infinite storage plan.

With only about 0.5 percent of their accounts requiring more than 1 terabyte (TB) and less than 0.1 percent requiring more than 10TB, Bitcasa has made the decision to eliminate the offer due to low demand. The company also sites “a growing number” of suspected Acceptable Use policy abusers as reason for their change of heart.

Users that currently have a subscription to the Infinite plan must transfer their data to either the 1TB Premium plan or their new 10TB Pro plan to continue using Bitcasa. Users have until Nov. 15, 2014 to migrate your data to another account. All accounts and data not migrated to the new system will be deleted on November 16, 2014.

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“Also, the reality is while we have tried to make our vision of infinite work, the low demand combined with the growing number of suspected abusers, means that supporting an Infinite plan is not a viable business for us,” states Bitcasa’s blog. “Our Acceptable Use policy has been a challenge to enforce with our privacy features, as we can only see the amount of of data stored – which for some customers, is at a level that seems impossible for individual usage.”

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