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March 30, 2015 10:36 AM ET

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Company Overview of Bitcasa, Inc.

Company Overview

Bitcasa, Inc. provides online storage service that turns hard drive into a cloud server with infinite space. Bitcasa, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

3175 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304

United States

Founded in 2011



Key Executives for Bitcasa, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bitcasa, Inc. Key Developments

Bitcasa Launches Cloud Storage File System APIs

Bitcasa, announced the general availability of Bitcasa CloudFS, the world's first cloud file system APIs that give developers control of user data and brand experience. With Bitcasa CloudFS, developers can leverage Bitcasa's high performance, scalable and secure cloud infrastructure to rapidly deploy new applications. Early applications built using the CloudFS beta have ranged from a streaming radio show, to photography studio file sharing, and video website upload and delivery applications. A large number of development shops have also registered to use CloudFS for client projects. Bitcasa is offering developers a free test package so they can prototype applications with five end-users, 25GB of storage, 10,000 API calls a month, and basic support. CloudFS also includes three paid tiers and custom pricing options for high volume applications. More pricing details are available on the Bitcasa website. Bitcasa's new CloudFS APIs complete its storage platform, which also includes its Turn-key Drive service, which allows telcos, OEMs, managed service providers and value added resellers to offer their customers comprehensive branded cloud storage services. Described as an 'iCloud in a Box,' Bitcasa's Turn-key Drive solution gives customers all the storage, streaming, security and sharing functionality of Bitcasa's consumer cloud storage product and pre-built mobile apps in a white-labeled solution which they control. Both the CloudFS and Turn-key Drive feature Bitcasa's robust, user controlled encryption and zero-knowledge storage. The platform's smart caching technology and regional storage capabilities further enhance performance, and offers customers additional flexibility.

Eric Sheetz Joins Advisory Board of Bitcasa

Bitcasa announced that Eric Sheetz has joined Bitcasa's advisory board. In this role, Sheetz will provide strategic guidance to help the company through its next phase of growth, with a focus on the new Bitcasa CloudFS Platform offering. Sheetz formerly drove strategic and enterprise customer relationships at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is an accomplished software developer with deep experience in cloud deployments.

Bitcasa Announces Bitcasa CloudFS Platform, a New Service for Application Developers to Leverage its Scalable Cloud Storage Technology

Bitcasa announced the Bitcasa CloudFS Platform, a new service for application developers to leverage its scalable cloud storage technology. The Bitcasa CloudFS Platform enhances public cloud storage by enabling developers to innovate faster, with lower costs, so they can focus on building their applications. With advanced API functionality such as file management, file sharing, media transcoding, and zero-knowledge encryption, the Bitcasa CloudFS Platform accelerates custom application development on public cloud storage. Additionally, with nine pre-built applications, the Bitcasa Turn-key Drive will allow service providers to offer their own branded, consumer storage solution without any complex and costly upfront development.  The Bitcasa CloudFS Platform provides a low cost, easy-to-use and secure service that is faster, cheaper, and a more efficient way to leverage the public cloud. With full-featured APIs developers can: Easily create structured file systems in the cloud; Implement robust privacy and security controls; Optimize performance and network bandwidth through smart caching that analyzes use patterns for efficient storage; and Provide rich media services with streaming and transcoding. For organizations such as device manufacturers and telecom carriers that want to quickly deploy branded cloud storage services, the Bitcasa Turn-key Drive provides the ability to create their own cloud services for customers. Additionally, Bitcasa provides direct access to affordable regionalized cloud storage options across multiple public cloud providers, without writing any custom code. The platform builds on the Bitcasa consumer cloud storage service, which has been engineered to provide a scalable architecture that seamlessly connects millions of devices. Bitcasa has experienced more than 99.999% uptime since launching its consumer service in 2011.

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