SOURCE: Bitcasa


September 17, 2014 10:00 ET

Bitcasa Launches World's First Cloud Storage File System APIs That Give Developers Control of Data and Brand Experience

With Bitcasa CloudFS, Developers Can Reduce Costs, Enhance Performance and Accelerate Development on Public Cloud Storage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - API World -- Bitcasa, the company that makes storage simple and secure, today announced the general availability of Bitcasa CloudFS, the world's first cloud file system APIs that give developers control of user data and brand experience. With Bitcasa CloudFS, developers can leverage Bitcasa's high performance, scalable and secure cloud infrastructure to rapidly deploy new applications.

"Developers are increasingly looking to the cloud to help manage user data, and have traditionally had to choose between building their own secure storage systems on top of public cloud infrastructure -- which is time consuming and difficult -- or using a third party cloud service and surrendering their data and user experience," says Bitcasa CEO, Brian Taptich. "Bitcasa CloudFS effectively solves this dilemma for developers and gives them the convenience and simplicity of customizable APIs while maintaining control of their users and related data."

Since announcing plans for the platform in May 2014, Bitcasa has had more than 7,000 developers register for its developer program. "The scale of the file system in Bitcasa's consumer cloud storage service is unprecedented, and provides a solid base for developers to build on," says Ashish Nadkarni, File & Storage Analyst at IDC.

Early applications built using the CloudFS beta have ranged from a streaming radio show, to photography studio file sharing, and video website upload and delivery applications. A large number of development shops have also registered to use CloudFS for client projects. 

"Bitcasa CloudFS is a significant enhancement to our SimpleECM document workflow platform, offering our customers seamless and secure multi-platform access to their invoices and other important documents," said Karl Etzel, President and CEO at Document Capture Technologies, a Bitcasa CloudFS beta customer. "CloudFS not only provides secure storage, but it also offers automatic backup and versioning that gives our customers additional peace of mind. Integrating CloudFS was simple and efficient, allowing us to implement Bitcasa's scalable storage platform in under two weeks."

Bitcasa is offering developers a free test package so they can prototype applications with five end-users, 25GB of storage, 10,000 API calls a month, and basic support. CloudFS also includes three paid tiers and custom pricing options for high volume applications. More pricing details are available on the Bitcasa website.

Bitcasa's Cloud Storage Platform
Bitcasa's new CloudFS APIs complete its storage platform, which also includes its Turn-key Drive service, which allows telcos, OEMs, managed service providers and value added resellers to offer their customers comprehensive branded cloud storage services.

Described as an 'iCloud in a Box,' Bitcasa's Turn-key Drive solution gives customers all the storage, streaming, security and sharing functionality of Bitcasa's consumer cloud storage product and pre-built mobile apps in a white-labeled solution which they control.

Both the CloudFS and Turn-key Drive feature Bitcasa's robust, user controlled encryption and zero-knowledge storage. The platform's smart caching technology and regional storage capabilities further enhance performance, and offers customers additional flexibility.

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About Bitcasa
Bitcasa makes storage simple. Its highly secure and scalable cloud storage platform is enabling individuals, businesses and developers in more than 140 countries to affordably store and share content. With regionalized storage and access across all devices; Android, iOS, Windows, Windows RT, Mac OSX, Linux, and the Web, the Bitcasa Platform provides APIs and branded applications so developers and service providers can accelerate time to market with unmatched cloud storage performance. Bitcasa is backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. For more details visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter 

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