MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- To address consumer demand for more storage, Bitcasa, today announced its extended partnership with Samsung Electronics to give Samsung customers 50 gigabytes of free cloud storage for two years. The Bitcasa app will be pre-loaded on select Samsung Windows 8.1 devices worldwide, giving users secure access to their data across any device.
"It's inevitable that more consumer data will migrate to the cloud. Bitcasa has created a platform that is capable of storing and sharing large files and provides them with an entire cloud-based hard drive that is secure, simple and accessible," says Yeonsik Koo, Director at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung is delighted to be able to offer our customers a solution to meet their digital content demands."
"Samsung is an innovator, and they realize that consumers are looking for a better way to manage their data across devices," says Bitcasa CEO, Brian Taptich. "With more storage and accessibility, Samsung consumers can enjoy their content on the go and from any device."
In contrast to other cloud storage services that encrypt on the server, Bitcasa encrypts user's data on the client-side so that it is secure before it is even sent to the cloud. The user-controlled encryption means that not even Bitcasa is able to see customer data, it is completely private.
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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 a File System (FS) API 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 www.bitcasa.com or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/bitcasa or Twitter www.twitter.com/Bitcasa