Today is a really sad day for millions of Copy and CudaDrive users. Barracuda Networks, which owns both cloud storage services, just announced that they will both cease operating on the 1st of May 2016. With that deadline, they have basically given all of their current users 3 months to migrate their data.
Rod Mathews, the VP & GM of Storage Business at Barracuda Networks, on the other hand, calls it an exciting change :
While this is a big change, the path forward is an exciting one, as the CudaDrive engineering team will be joining forces with the Barracuda Backup team to accelerate the key initiatives for that product line.
One can only wonder if any of their customers will return to them, if they actually come up with a better cloud storage solution. Cloud storage isn’t just about cost or performance or reliability, but also trust. It will be hard for them to rebuild that trust they just lost today.
Check out their press release :
Copy and CudaDrive Services will be Discontinued
We are announcing today that the Copy and CudaDrive services will be discontinued on May 1, 2016.[adrotate banner=”4″]Copy and CudaDrive have provided easy-to-use cloud file services and sharing functionality to millions of users the past 4+ years. However, as our business focus has shifted, we had to make the difficult decision to discontinue the Copy and CudaDrive services and allocate those resources elsewhere.
We know this comes as disappointing news to our users, but rest assured that we will do everything we can to take care of each of you in the manner for which Barracuda is known. We have created a step by step guide that walks you through the process of moving your data to a local hard drive or another cloud storage solution.
If you are on a paid subscription for either Copy or CudaDrive, please keep an eye out in the coming days for an email with more detailed information on your options.
Thank you to everyone for your support.
All the best,
The Copy & CudaDrive Team
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