What Bitcasa’s and SugarSync’s Changes Tell of the Personal Cloud Market

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4Q 2013 | IN-1018072


The Cloud Storage Industry Reaches 1 Billion


ABI Research’s new Personal Cloud Storage and Synchronization (AN-1286) report, which was published in early December 2013, forecasted that the active accounts associated with personal cloud services numbered quite precisely 1 billion at the end of 2013. While there is a rather significant overlap between the services, with one user in many cases actively using more than one account, the 1-billion-account mark should still be seen as a major milestone for the cloud storage industry. In the consumer market, personal cloud is indispensably intertwining with digital and, especially, mobile lifestyles in all parts of the world, and at the same time it is also starting to penetrate the enterprise market and become an integral part of how modern and fast-moving workplaces operate.

Since the study was conducted and published, t...

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