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Both Bitcasa Drive and are shutting down in May. These aren’t the first cloud storage services to shut down and leave their users hanging, and they likely won’t be the last. If you’re wondering where you should put your data after they’ve closed, you’ll be happy to know that there are many suitable alternatives to these services.

Cloud backup appsBacking up your data is important for any iPhone user. This can be done using iTunes and iCloud. iTunes handles the local backups, and iCloud handles the cloud backups. However, not everyone wants to use iCloud, due to concerns about the privacy of data stored on Apple’s servers. It can also be easier to use the same service to back up iOS devices that you use to back up desktop computers, and iCloud doesn’t support Linux or Android.

Bitcasa vs Google Drive

Bitcasa and Google Drive are cloud storage services which offer an incredible amount of space at a low price.  They both charge $10/month for a terabyte, which puts them among the lowest-cost cloud storage services on a per GB basis.

April 2016: Bitcasa Drive has been discontinued.

Bitcasa.  Infinite storage.  Infinite backups.  180 day file version history.  Access your data from any device.  Sound too good to be true?  It sure sounded that way to me.  For $100 a month, you can have an unlimited amount of space in the cloud.  Bitcasa also offers a whopping 1TB of space for only $10/month, beating out most competitors.