AT&T Jumps into Cloud Business
AT&T has just released news of its new AT&T Locker cloud service see (press release) below. The new service, which will compete with Apple iCloud, Google+, Amazon, and others, provides photo and video storage and sharing to its customer base.
The cloud service is enabled through an iOS or droid app, providing instant upload to the service. The locker isn’t limited to just photos or videos, users are able to upload other files as well as music to the cloud via the application.
Unlike new services such as LocalCloud, which provide a business centric local and cloud storage and sharing solution; the AT&T solution appears to be built for consumers. With no mention of security or business use the App is clearly built to compete in the consumer space.
Taking a queue from other online consumer storage solutions, AT&T is offering 5GB of free storage to new users. Though there is no mention of price or ways to increase storage it can be assumed that pricing will fall in line with competing products.
The APP is available now in the App store as a free download.
AT&T Launches Cloud-Based Photo and Video Sharing App DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/
Never lose a photo again – AT&T Locker, a free and easy-to-use photo and video sharing service for AT&T* customers, is now available in the App Store. AT&T Locker users get 5 GB of storage for free – enough for up to 5,000 average sized photos.
AT&T Locker provides users the ability to upload images and video to secure online storage and quickly share on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail. Users can create and customize albums for photos and video on the device or online from a laptop or home computer. Customers can also store music and other files in their AT&T Locker storage. The app is compatible back to iPhone 3GS.
Users can make sure they never lose a photo again with Easy Upload feature, which allows you to automatically upload the photos on your device to the AT&T Cloud. With AT&T Locker, users can choose to upload new photos and video via Wi-Fi, wireless or both. Customers can manage those photos and share them through the app on the smartphone or on the AT&T Locker web page. AT&T plans to incorporate additional features in future versions of AT&T Locker.
Quotes ”Customers use smartphones to capture special moments in their lives. That’s why we designed AT&T Locker to help you store those memories,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Data and Voice Products, AT&T Mobility. “With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T’s cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer’s smartphone or the Web.”
For more information, visit www.att.com/locker. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Locker Requires compatible iPhone 3GS or higher or Android 2.1 or higher smartphone, or internet access from computer. You must enable the Easy Upload feature in order for your content to be automatically uploaded to the AT&T cloud. Download and usage from wireless device may consume data. Service intended for US based customers only. For terms, see att.com/wirelesslegal.