Black Friday is undoubtedly a global shopping phenomenon. It has become a vital date in the calendar of most retailers, especial the tech companies, whether big or small. This year is also not an exception.
Among the big sales from tech giant in the US, Amazon‘s week-and-a-day long strategy is something you can’t pass by. With $1 for unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive storage for a year and $5 for “everything storage”, Amazon now give you plenty of options for keeping your digital media safe and easily accessible in the cloud.
Amazon makes sure that this is the best deal it has seen for this service. Even for further comparison, most major cloud storage providers only offer unlimited storage for educational groups or with business plans or software subscriptions. It also adds that Cloud Drive provides secure online storage with automatic backup and lets you access your files from anywhere: on your phone, computer, tablet, or any Fire device.
Amazon makes sure that this is the best deal it has seen for cloud service
A couple of years ago, people still talked the lack of cloud based services offered during the Black Friday holiday season. It’s still relatively sparse in comparison to the others consumer retailers in market. However, the situation is become better and better.
Take a look back, other rival of Amazon such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Yahoo all provide services that will let you back up tons of old files, however, Amazon is still a major player in providing cloud services to other companies and has develop very quickly to create more and more advanced cloud for average consumers and perks for its Prime subscribers. Today, it’s turning out a limited-time offer just for Black Friday: $5 for unlimited online storage.
A sales flurry of a record-breaking 30,000 products per minute during last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale last year made Amazon become more ambitious on this year strategy. The e-commerce company will just let Thanksgiving week sales run over the weekend and into Cyber Monday.
Amazon give you plenty of options for keeping your digital media safe and easily accessible in the cloud on Black Friday
Among the the highlights of Amazon‘s week-and-a-day long Black Friday sale, it must mention one is $25 sale off policy with $1 for unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive storage for a year and $5 for “everything storage”.
In fact, the sale off may be the very good news to users of Microsoft’s OneDrive. Previously, that company had been providing unlimited storage to Office 365 subscribers, but recently downgraded that to 1 TB of space. The reason it claimed is that a few extreme users were taking advantage of the system well beyond the needs of average users. “A small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings,” the company said. “In some cases, even the users exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average.”
Another cloud provider – Google Drive has unlimited storage for people who are signed up through a work account, but it keeps free consumer accounts at 15GB before asking for payment.
Different principle revenue streams of the providers lead to the copious amount of free storage. It is the reason why Dropbox, with all profits earning from storage, is in danger of losing its luster among investors.
When you’ve got a massive collection of files that you’ve intended to back up but didn’t want to pay full freight, Amazon‘s current offer seems like a great choice to finally make that move. Just notice that the price comes back to the full $60 a year after the trial is over. And fair warning: even if you do finally get everything into the cloud, and even you may be not feel motivated to organize it all.