Miami-based cloud storage startup Cloud-Clout on July 20 introduced a new data storage system that encrypts and fragments users' data across multiple clouds around the world and claims to provide what it calls "bulletproof" data protection.
Cloud-Clout's software utilizes a redundant array of independent clouds to prevent data loss and ensure that users' files are always accessible, the company said. By working with multiple clouds that provide the highest available data-movement speed at any specific moment, Cloud-Clout said, its system ignores broken or slower servers and moves to ones with the highest speed.
To deploy Cloud-Clout, users need to register on four different cloud-based services -- such as Google Drive, Box.net, Dropbox, or others -- to start. Cloud-Cloud then diffuses the user's data among them. When it's time to retrieve the data, users simply launch the Cloud-Clout app to access all of the connected clouds to see all of their data in one folder.
The company claims that users can easily synchronize their data, wherever it is in those clouds, among their connected devices (smartphone, tablets, laptop, desktop PCs).
"Think of Cloud-Clout as your central storage of personal data on the Internet that you can save and retrieve your digital assets from anywhere in the world from any Internet- enabled device," said Cloud-Clout founder Eugene Shulha. "Users have the ability to access their data using any mobile device, laptop, desktop, and tablet. We put security first when we designed our solution and this is our biggest differentiator when compared to our competitors in the industry."
Unlike many of the industry's biggest companies, Shulha said, Cloud-Clout will never grant access to government or outside agencies. By spreading the encrypted files across a multitude of servers in different countries, no one government can access users' files, and any hacker would have to hurdle "near-impossible obstacles" to breach Cloud-Clout's security, he said.
To complement the system, Cloud-Clout's mobile app for both iOS and Android offers complete access to files anytime, anywhere, and delivers full protection -- even while traveling or using a public Wi-Fi network.
A Kickstarter campaign to fund the platform's final development is now live and has a funding goal of $50,000, the company said. The company is seeking support to complete the final development of its Android and iOS mobile apps.
For a $14 pledge, contributors will receive a three-month subscription to Cloud-Clout; for $19, contributors will receive a six-month subscription. For a $29, the first 500 contributors will receive a one-year subscription. After the 500 "early bird specials" are claimed, contributors can receive a one-year subscription for $49.