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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.

Free Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage is all the rage. If you want to upload a school or work document, or share a simple family photo album, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive paid service. Most people don’t need terabytes of storage to sync and share files. Many cloud services can fit your needs, with a cost of zero.

Jottacloud is the new version of the Norwegian online backup service Jotta. With their 2012 rebranding came new features, a syncing engine, and a renewed interest in security and promoting the European privacy laws that protect them.

In the post-Snowden world, the privacy afforded to these European companies is appealing for those looking to move from U.S. based companies like OneDrive and Google Drive. So how good of a replacement is it? We put it through our paces to find out.