I’ve written before about Copy, the relatively new cloud storage offering from Barracuda. Apparently Google’s re-shuffling of its cloud storage made Copy feel a little bit of pressure. Not content to let Google take a lead in the war for how much cloud storage different services offer up to new users, Copy decided to up the ante by matching Google. I got an email from Copy with the following last week:
“Hello, fellow Copiers! All free Copy accounts now include 15GB of space. We believe people deserve lots of storage to realize the full benefits of the cloud.“
Copy has decided to jump from offering up just 5 GB of storage for new users all the way to 15 so that they can match what users will receive from Google. Of course, you’ll get an additional 5 GB if you sign up with a referral link. To make the deal even sweeter, this new setting is retroactive as well. If you have an existing Copy account that you created when the company was only offering up 5 GB, you should have received an additional 10 GB.
As you can see from the screenshot above, I have 32 GB of space that I got via bonuses and referrals, while my total storage in the upper right corner is 47 GB. Thus, I have the full 15 GB of base storage. I really hope that all of the different cloud storage providers continue trying to one-up each other, because it’s quickly becoming apparent that the users are the ones who are going to win in this highly competitive market.