As covered in Tech Crunch, next-gen collaboration is coming to global cloud computing service
Shadow is probably best known for their remote gaming PC platform described as «the only fully realized cloud gaming service out there» and «the definitive cloud gaming experience» by cloudwards. It boasted 100.000 gamers in 2020 and has extended its platform since being bought by OVHcloud founder Octave Klaba. Shadow is now announcing the immediate availability of Shadow Drive in all European countries where Shadow services operate*.
Shadow Drive has been designed in partnership with Nextcloud, the world leader in open-source content collaboration platforms, and built on three major features: Store, Share, and Sync. These will allow users to easily store, share, and synchronize their data while keeping access to them from anywhere.
Shadow Drive will allow users to store their data while keeping it accessible from anywhere. Data will be accessible via its web interface and through Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS (still in Beta) applications.
Our ambition to liberate technology from its hardware limitations also passes through Shadow Drive, our cloud storage solution, with the help of our prestigious partner Nextcloud, a partnership for which I thank Frank. We are particularly excited about this joint European project
— Eric Sèle, CEO of SHADOW
Initially soft launched this summer, Shadow Drive already counts nearly 25 000 users ahead of its general launch. The service will also be available on December 7th in Spain, and in 2023 in North America.
Shadow is free for up to 20 GB of storage. And by free, they do not mean freemium: «our users’ data will never be sold or used, and we will never integrate ads», shares Shadow. A premium version of the service offers storage up to 2 TB.
Check the Downloads page for more details. As for all SHADOW services, it’s a non-binding offer, and it’s independent of any Shadow PC subscription.
We live in an age where all of our digital life, all of our communications are now in the cloud, and most of it is hosted overseas. I have no desire to live in a world where five giants own all the files in the world. That’s why I’m excited that we work together with SHADOW, as our two companies share values of excellence, openness, and European sovereignty.
— Frank Karlitschek, CEO of Nextcloud
Shadow Drive is a European-owned and based service, meaning European users’ data will always remain in Europe, through European sovereign solutions. You can discover more of what digital sovereignty means for Shadow and Nextcloud in a previous blog post.
At SHADOW, we strive to become the definitive cloud platform for gamers, creatives, and businesses, because we believe that cloud innovations have the potential to bring technological freedom to all. SHADOW delivers a state-of-the-art cloud-computing experience to consumers, via its original Shadow service, and to professionals via its Shadow Business Solutions. It developed the first-ever high-end cloud PC to play, create and work on any device. Shadow has more than 160 employees based in Europe and North America. Join us at www.shadow.tech. Check our latest news on shadow.tech/blog. Follow us on Twitter.
About Nextcloud GmbH
Nextcloud Hub is the most deployed on-premises content collaboration platform. It combines the easy user interface of consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud Hub combines universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under the direct control of IT and integrated with existing infrastructure.
Nextcloud’s easy and quick deployment, open, modular architecture and emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing file storage assets within and across the borders of their organization. For more information, visit nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.
*France, UK, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Sweden, and Denmark. Spain will launch on December 7th.
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