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China’s Tencent will soon offer 10TB free cloud storage to international users

Users in China have been enjoying massive amounts of free cloud storage space from Tencent for months, and now the same 10TB of free storage will soon be available to international users as well.
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November 19, 2013
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There was a time when a few hundred megabytes of cloud storage was a pretty big deal, yet as the web has evolved, it’s becoming increasingly common to see cloud-storage offerings that provide well over 10GB of storage for absolutely free — Google Drive included.

While this is a pretty massive amount of data, photographs, videos and other files can quickly add up.

For those that need more space, there are tons of attractive paid options for cloud storage that can bring the size beyond even a 1TB. And then there’s Tencent, who is getting ready to offer an astounding 10TB of free storage space to English-speaking international users across the globe sometime in early 2014.

For those that aren’t aware, Tencent is a well-known Chinese Internet giant and has been offering up the same offer inside of China for months now. So what’s the catch? Surprisingly not a whole lot, other than Tencent will actually start users off at just 1TB of data and will slowly increase it as you run out of space (up to the max of 10TB).

And then there’s Tencent, who is getting ready to offer an astounding 10TB of free storage space to English-speaking international users across the globe sometime in early 2014.

The new Tencent offering will not only work in English-speaking countries such as the United States, it will also use servers that will be stored outside of China. The reason for this is two-fold: by bringing servers outside of China it helps quell some of the potential privacy concerns that might arise, and second, it means that the servers won’t be so far away — so the connection speeds should actually be fairly good.

There are going to be folks that will want to stick with cloud-storage players that are more familiar to them such as Google Drive, Dropbox and SkyDrive, and that’s fine. Still, for those that are looking for a massive amount of storage space, this could be a possible alternative to paying for extra storage.

What do you think, would you be willing to give Tencent’s cloud storage a try or not?