SurDoc Shuts Down Cloud Storage Service

Notice posted on SurDoc's website

SurDoc announced today that they will be shutting down their service on May 31, 2016. This follows a string of recent closures in the cloud storage industry, starting with and Bitcasa Drive earlier this year.

In an email sent to subscribers and in a notice posted on their website, the company cited a fast moving cloud industry as the reason for the closure. All consumer plans will be discontinued, in order to focus attention on their enterprise services.

Cancellations of paid plans are starting immediately. Refunds will be given for any customers that have paid for service beyond the May 31 deadline. SurDoc says it may take up to 2 weeks to process refunds.

All files will be deleted on May 31st, 2016 at 23:59 PDT. Users are advised to download their files immediately to avoid any data loss.

About SurDoc

SurDoc was one of the few cloud storage services to offer 100 GB of free cloud storage. Now, Degoo (our review) is the only service to claim that title.

SurDoc’s TruPrivacy technology enabled zero-knowledge privacy for files stored on their service. They were the only cloud storage service to use convergent encryption after Bitcasa Drive was discontinued. With both of them gone, no cloud storage service uses convergent encryption.

However, there are many zero-knowledge providers ready to take SurDoc’s place. Some of them include MEGA, SpiderOak ONE,, and Tresorit.

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund is the founder and editor-in-chief of He is a cloud fanatic and regularly reviews online backup services. He believes backups should be easy, affordable, and automatic.

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  • Fiyah Bun

    Who’s the next?

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    • That is anybody’s guess. I’d say any service that isn’t iCloud, Google Drive, or OneDrive is at risk. Services that don’t offer a unique selling point are going to find it hard to compete.

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