10 Terabyte of free cloud storage online? Did I read it right? How can it possibly happen?
I had the same question in my mind until I actually saw it. Yes the Chinese internet giant Tencent is offering 10 TB of free cloud storage putting Cloud computing experts Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft to mere shame.
This move my Tencent is a serious wake up call for these guys. Even Baidu offering 1 TB of free storage was a shock when it launched it.
But there is a catch over here. Before you start filling up your 10 TB of drive with your stuff, let me tell you, Tencent won’t give you all the space at once, but will top it up when you reach the threshold of storage.
How does it work?
Sign up for the Tencent QQ account and download the latest version of the Tencent Cloud mobile app.
Hit the big blue button on Weiyun’s promo site and you will immediately receive 1 TB worth of free online cloud space first.
The content in the website is in Chinese language and is fairly difficult to sign up if you are unaware of the language. Google’s auto translate feature also does not work here so just try figuring out things.
As the amount of space in your cloud storage increases, Tencent will top up your storage space automatically, up to a maximum of 10 TB. The table below demonstrates how it works, with the first row referring to used storage space, and the second row referring to the auto top-up amounts.
Though it seems more like a promotional offer, if you don’t want to miss this awesome offer of free cloud storage worth 10 TB, better be quick in getting your hands on. Just this week Microsoft upgraded its free storage worth 7 GB to 25 GB.
This move has sure set up the bar of offering free cloud storage amount to the next level and the rivals should get their nerves flowing dealing with it.
I would also like to tell that also beware of your stuff as the service is provided by a Chinese firm, there can be some security and privacy issues in future as we have seen many a times about it before. The servers can be breached in because of the massive change in online cloud computing industry.
Ball is at your court
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