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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

What do bikini clad girls, explosives and cloud file sharing security have in common? Hint: 2 drive2go commercials coming very soon… 😉

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
— Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

This blog started this morning and is already making rounds in SV.  It clearly talks about Y Combinator and the VC scene in a negative light.  I have no idea who is writing it, but I am definitely going to follow for the great reveal and hope this guy makes it out.

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
– Mark Twain

Check out drive2go’s latest press release addressing growing concerns over the PRISM scandal and how it is affecting business and consumer views on cloud computing.

Revelations About PRISM Have Businesses Seeking Data Storage Alternatives

 

Welcome to first preview of my book. Every 2 weeks I will post a preview of a chapter of “Cloud Computing Made Simple” due out Fall 2013.
The first chapter talks about clearly defining Cloud Computing. What it is and what it is not. There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions out there and this first chapter sets out to lay a foundation for the rest of the book. I call it “The Disambiguation of the Cloud”

“So what exactly does “cloud computing” mean? A lot of people ask me this and the answer is pretty simple. It’s a metaphor for the internet. Typically in a network diagram, the cloud represents the internet.

Cloud Computing DiagramEssentially all cloud computing means, is that you are doing your computing “somewhere on the internet or in the cloud icon on that diagram.”

Running applications over the internet is not a new concept, websites and web based applications have been around for years. Web applications such as salesforce.com or drive2go are great examples of this, also known as SaaS or Software as a Service.

The increase in bandwidth and internet availability, coupled with the advances in technology have enabled many more applications to be processed remotely.

With all these new options available for businesses and consumers, there has been quite a buzz. Combine the technology advancements with the “pay as you go” cost structure, and  you can see why cloud computing has made it increasingly more enticing for those who do not wish to make large capital expenditures or seek financing.  Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to keep their cash reserves and not go into debt to advance their technology and infrastructure.”

Now that we know the “Big Three” cloud providers – Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive – complied with National Security Agency requests to turn over their customers’ private data as per the data mining efforts of the PRISM program, businesses who once trusted the cloud have found that trust waning lately.
It’s a logical conclusion: If the biggest names in data storage can’t be trusted, shouldn’t businesses write off the cloud altogether? No, they shouldn’t! Instead, they should make the shift to a smaller, more exclusive cloud file service like ours. Here is why.
Unlike Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, drive2go provides companies concerned about privacy with airtight data security. Our service secures client data with 448-bit, military grade encryption. And while the biggest names in cloud storage are putting their customers’ data at risk with shared keys, drive2go utilizes private keys. We are also committed to our ‘zero knowledge’ policy, which guarantees that even we never see your data. These are massive differences between our service and theirs.
At drive2go, we understand the new privacy concerns; it is for that very reason that we refuse to allow your data to be breached. No matter the size of your company, your information is yours and yours alone. It is your property, and often, the it is the lifeblood of your business. No one – not your competitors, the cloud file service storing it for you, or any agency of the federal government – is entitled to have access to this information. In any situation, drive2go is committed to protecting your privacy.
Now that they know the truth about their data security, companies are abandoning the “big” cloud service providers and trusting us instead. If you are ready for the cloud file service you deserve, contact us to request a free 30-day trial, with no credit card required for sign up.
Originally posted on drive2go.com blog – After PRISM, Have Big Names Damaged the Cloud’s Reputation?
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