Amazon increases its cloud market by launching Cloud Drive in Italy and Spain

Friday, October 5th, 2012 5:11:44 by

Amazon launches yet another service to its international customers. The vital thing left in its ecosystem—for consumers outside the US—was its own cloud service and now it is up and running. Cloud Drive has only been launched in a select-few countries but the expansion is expected soon.

Quickly following the Cloud Drive’s launch in Britain, Germany and France, it is now being introduced in Italy and Spain. With the service, Amazon customers will be able to save and retrieve their digital files remotely from various devices.

Cloud Drive can be access through stand-alone apps for PCs, Macs or any web browser. In addition, the service will be accessible from every Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Files like music, movies, television shows and documents can be saved in an easy and secure way, which is the main feature of the service.

Every Amazon customer receives an initial storage capacity of 5GB and more can be purchased. Almost every file format is compatible on the Cloud Drive giving it a wider market to target.

“Cloud Drive makes digital file storage simple and secure — two very important features for customers who want to organize and manage precious files like photos,” Russell Dicker, Amazon’s director of cloud drive, said in the company’s release.

“Now you never have to worry about losing important documents or photos to hard-drive crashes, or not being able to access files that are spread between a number of devices.

“Cloud Drive stores digital files like photos, videos and documents all in one place that is easily accessible from any PC or Mac — and coming soon in Europe, Kindle Fire.”

The company also announced that its new Kindle Fire HD and the re-priced Kindle Fire will commence sales in Europe later this month. Amazon stock was up 1.8 percent to $260.47, near the all-time high of $264.11 it reached September 14.

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