Cloud storage is a seriously big deal. Many of us practically live on the cloud at this point, and storing our data remotely has become a part of our everyday experience. Although cloud storage makes our data safer in that a hard drive failure no longer means it’s the end of the world, there are other concerns when it comes to trusting your data with someone else. For people who don’t want to hand over all their stuff to Microsoft, Google, or Dropbox, Barracuda’s cloud service Copy was a pretty solid choice. “Was,” past-tense.
Although somewhere between 500,000 and a million people have installed Copy, the service just couldn’t keep a usership large enough to stay afloat. That may seem like a lot of users, but when you compare it to OneDrive’s 50,000,000 downloads, the figure pales quite a bit. Barracuda has said that they will be closing down shop in Copy on May 1st, 2016. In addition to ditching Copy, Barracuda is also getting rid of its sister service CudaDrive, a cloud storage solution for enterprise customers.
If you’re a Copy user, you’ve got a few months to figure out where you’re going to go next, but you might not want to tarry. It’d be a disaster to put this off to the back of your mind and show up May 2nd looking for that 75% complete novel and find the app no longer works. For those wanting to head over to Microsoft, Barracuda has put together a migration guide that uses Mover to transfer everything over to OneDrive.
What are your thoughts regarding the demise of Copy? Are you an affected user? If not, which cloud storage service would you recommend for these soon-to-be orphaned Barracuda customers? Let us know in the comments below!