Jungledisk connects you to Amazon S3

As you know, I’m following the online data storage story (ODS)Dion covers JungleDisk, a thick client that lets you connect and storage your data on Amazon’s S3 storage service.

Once you download the Jungledisk application and register your profile you can then “copy data to your Jungle Disk, it is transparently cached, encrypted, and uploaded to Amazon.com. Since uploads occur in the background, copying files to your Jungle Disk is as fast as a local hard drive.”
Online Data Storage enables you to store your critical data off your hard drive, making it safe, and eventually accessible from nearly anywhere.

I predict that in a few years, this service will be free, then companies like JungleDisk will pay users to upload data (to the storage cloud) in return for contextualized marketing.  More of my predictions here.

  • http://andirog.blogspot.com Anil Gupta

    I predict that in a few years, this service will be free, then companies like JungleDisk will pay users to upload data (to the storage cloud) in return for contextualized marketing.

    Nah! You are too optimistic. The contextualized marketing has to pay for storage before even storage becomes free beyond “experimental” stage. And bane for any consumer storage to be free is multimedia.

    Happy New Year!

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Are you sure? Have you seen the budgets for SEO and SEM at some Marketing companies.

    If a Marketer has access to very unique profile information (we could know as the data storage user would upload their content) the accuracy goes higher. This is big money for marketers.

    I still stand by my prediction it will happen.

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