Lenovo has announced that it has partnered up with SugarSync to offer Lenovo Cloud Storage, the first cloud storage service to be integrated as an out-of-box experience based on Lenovo’s PCs and tablets. Consumers can access their files, photos, music, and movies across Lenovo and non-Lenovo products spanning all major operating systems. To start, users are given 5GB of free account space, and the service allows for sharing and collaborating with other account holders.
Lenovo and SugarSync Open Cloud Service to Consumers Worldwide Offers 5GB free Storage, open device access and secure hosting
Toronto, Ontario – March 22, 2012: Lenovo (http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/) and SugarSync today announced Lenovo Cloud Storage (http://www.lenovo.com/cloud) by SugarSync, the first cloud storage service to be integrated as an out-of-box experience based on Lenovo’s PCs and tablets. This industry-leading cloud service will provide consumers with the ability to access, sync and backup their files, photos, music and movies across their devices. It will be available on every Lenovo ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptop and Android tablet product that ships worldwide (with the exception of China) beginning in April 2012, and is available for download beginning today.
Lenovo Cloud Storage gives users a free 5GB account to instantly auto-sync their files, photos, videos and music to the cloud from their Lenovo PC, tablet or any mobile device so their content is always accessible. Upgrades for additional storage capacity are available for a fee.
Unlike similar service offerings currently available on the market, Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync works with Lenovo products as well as those from other manufacturers across a broad array of devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, and all major operating systems. Additionally, the service offers time-saving and security features such as group collaboration, social network sharing and data encryption.
“Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync makes it incredibly simple and convenient for people to interact with their growing libraries of digital content, from anywhere, at anytime,” said Mark Cohen, distinguished engineer and vice president, Lenovo. “It plays a fundamental role in our plan to expand cloud services, bringing even more new capabilities to consumers and businesses around the world.”
Easy, Secure Access & Automatic Updates
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync will allow users to choose any of their data and sync it to the cloud while also securing it and making it available for access and sharing. The service works with any PC-related device, and users can even access their data when they aren’t connected to the Internet. SugarSync’s two-way AutoSync technology stores users’ data in the cloud and syncs it locally to the devices when used offline.
To be able to share large files like user-created movies or photos across devices, Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync allows users to share links with others for downloading files directly from the cloud. Users can share a permanent link on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, from which friends can download the file straight from the cloud. Users can also take advantage of SugarSync’s Outlook plugin, enabling users to share files from the cloud directly from Outlook without attachments.
The service takes the hassle out of sharing photos by automatically organizing them into albums and making them accessible to friends and family. For users with Android devices, SugarSync’s AutoSync technology automatically syncs photos and videos over-the-air right when they’re captured from the camera back to the PC.
Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync enables collaboration via the ability to grant access of a shared folder on a user’s PC to other account holders. While stored in the cloud, users’ files are secured using 128-bit AES encryption.
The service automatically uploads the latest version of a file to the cloud after it has been revised, and it is synced across all devices associated with the account. If needed to revert to earlier versions, the service retains recent versions of documents.
“Today people need to work with their data across all of their devices while also being able to easily share and collaborate on that data from anywhere,” said Laura Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. “Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync enables people to access, sync and share their digital lives across all computers and mobile devices. This partnership with Lenovo will give the many millions of Lenovo customers a seamless way to start using the cloud for ultimate productivity with Lenovo ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops and Android tablets – right out of the box.”
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com (http://www.lenovo.com/).
SugarSync is a free service that enables people to access, sync and share their digital lives across all computers and mobile devices.
SugarSync was launched in 2008 and is based in San Mateo, CA, SugarSync currently has millions of users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.SugarSync.com, follow us on Twitter @sugarsync (http://twitter.com/SugarSync) or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SugarSync.