AWS ups storage ante with 5TB Zocalo files

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AWS ups storage ante with 5TB Zocalo files

Mobile clients get upgrades.

Amazon Web Services has upped the storage on offer under its Zocalo enterprise storage and sharing service to 5TB per file.

When AWS first debuted the Zocalo service, it was offering 5GB of storage per file.

However, the Amazon Zocalo Sync client must be used to share the large files. AWS said it has boosted the client's upload and download speedst, and added a resume on interrupted connections features to the client.

Administrators can now also opt to give their Zocalo users unlimited storage for up to 50 users, who do not need AWS accounts to access and use the service.

AWS Zocalo site administration dashboard

 

The default storage is 200GB, and AWS charges US$5 a month per user for that amount. Storage over and above 200GB is charged per GB, with the 1 terabyte tier costing US$0.03 per month.

Further storage tiers up to 5000 terabytes a month are available, at between US$0.295 to US$0.275 per gigabyte.

Amazon Workspaces customers get 50GB a month for free, with discounts on the standard Zocalo pricing for additional amounts.

AWS said any type of files can be stored on Zocalo - it provides previews for Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, web pages and text documents directly in the storage and sharing service.

Organisations purchasing Zocalo are charged by the total amount used across the entire service.

Currently, Zocalo files are stored in three AWS regions: US-West (Oregon), US-East (Virginia) and EU (Ireland).

AWS also launched a new range of mobile clients for Google Android and Apple iPhones and iPads to access Zocalo, as well as its own Kindle platform.

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