Secure Cloud Storage: Wuala Leaves Beta Status
Well and truly out of the beta status, Wuala announced that it has began its migration from beta and has set a foothold as the one of the leading if not the leading Secure Cloud Storage provider – a relatively new online storage alternative. The proud announcement came as the company celebrated its five-year anniversary along with a couple of much-needed updates, I guess we could say that with the announcement and updates, the Wuala train has well and truly left the beta station on its way as a formidable Secure Cloud Storage Provider.
According to Luzius Meisser of Wuala, the company has now become a complete cloud storage service with an exceptional standard of efficiency and security. Wuala sees to it that user data is not only protected during data transfers but that it is always secure especially in storage.
Two important breakthroughs facilitated the company’s transition.
- The blob storage, which is an efficient filing system. Enabling a user to update only the changes he or she makes in a file or document and not touching the rest of the file in Wuala. Making it very efficient, targeting only select areas of the data.
- Wuala Business, a newly introduced service targeting small scale businesses, groups and work teams, giving them the ability to leverage whatever storage space separately from private accounts.
This approach offers users a complete, an all-inclusive, cloud storage alternative never before offered by any storage provider.
LaCie and Wuala teamed up in 2009, with Wuala making use of LaCie’s two decades of industry experience and technical know-how. Combined, the two companies have together come up with storage alternatives and solutions utilizing both local as well as cloud storage. Wuala has been able to bridge the gap between cloud storage users and local users.
Currently, LaCie now includes Wuala in most of its line-up of products. It offers configurations for big and small businesses alike including individual domestic users, free trials are also in the offing.
When we talk about Wuala’s storage security, we are currently talking about storage security second to none. Wuala’s client-side encryption makes access to data possible only to the user. Unlike other cloud storage providers where data can be accessed by the provider once the data is stored, data encryption begins and is done with the local user’s device before the data is uploaded to Wuala. This offers unmatched security and privacy to users. You cannot place a premium on peace of mind as far as very important documents go. Wuala data storage could be likened to a locked safe or a vault where only the user has the combinations to the safe to access the data.
When you download Wuala, right away you get full access and given a complimentary 5GB storage capacity. If 5GB is not enough you can buy additional storage; additional upgrades like the Wuala Business and corresponding price structure are fully explained in their website visit www.wuala.com. Wuala is a Swiss company, it is rooted in pioneering technological research done at ETH Zurich.