Datto Gives Away Free Storage
Storage maker Datto is mounting a campaign against Box and Dropbox by charging on the amount used rather than charging companies by the user for their storage and added-on tools.
Datto Drive will cost $10 per terabyte, per month for an unlimited number of users in an organisation, and Datto is giving away a free year to the first one million companies that register for it.
“We think this file syncing and sharing … prices out many smaller players,” CEO Austin McChord said.
With competitors such as Box and Dropbox typically charging $15 per employee for monthly storage access, Datto Drive’s unlimited-user model (it will charge a flat rate of $10 per terabyte after the free year) is designed to keep a lid on company costs.