Yandex debuts cloud storage service ahead of Google Drive’s arrival, offers 10GB
The company really only should own the Russian market to thrive, and it’s doing a superb job at keeping off Google by quickly releasing similar – and new – services ( Maps , Navigator , photo sharing , social networking search – you name it).
Case in point: this morning Yandex launched a beta version of Yandex.Disk , a free cloud storage service that permits users to store their files online and access them from any Internet-enabled device. It is just available in Russian though.
Interestingly, China’s search leader 0 Baidu 0 also recently 1 launched a cloud storage service 1 to rival Google’s upcoming service, in addition other Web-based storage services like Microsoft SkyDrive, iCloud, Dropbox and Box.
The Yandex.Disk cloud storage service is obtainable via an internet interface, and desktop clients for Windows and Mac OS. For users with iOS and Android smartphones, there’s also an extension to the 2 Yandex.Mail 2 app.
Yandex offers users 3 as much as 10 GB 3 (page in Russian) of space for storing for private documents, photos, music, or videos. Interestingly, Yandex.Disk also automatically saves all attachments to the emails of their Yandex.Mail account.
The service has additional space for storing allocated specifically for that purpose, the corporate says in an announcement.
In addition, Yandex.Disk supports synchronization between devices, enabling users to save lots of and edit text files, as an instance, from multiple PCs.
Currently, access to Yandex.Disk is exclusively granted by invitation (and, again, available in Russian just for the time being).