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Acer India recently announced its partnership with Vaulten, a cloud service provider, to offer free cloud storage of up to 2GB to its customers, on the purchase of certain Acer commercial and consumer desktop or notebooks.
For now, this offer is only valid on Acer's Veriton, TravelMate, Gateway and Aspire ranges. Acer and Vaulten also offer various subscription plans of up to 1TB for the customers, who wish to get the more space beyond 2GB, at an additional charge.
Mr. S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer of Acer India, commented on the new offer: "Transforming the way computing is managed and delivered, we are confident that this will be a strategic differentiator for Acer in the long term. Through our association with Vaulten, we are confident of offering tremendous value-add to our consumers whose biggest fear is efficient data storage and security."
Meanwhile, Mr. Anil Mathews, VP-Partnerships, Vaulten stated that, "In the last couple of years, we have witnessed an accelerated demand for quick secure access to data anywhere and anytime. We are confident that this trend will increase the demand and requirement of cloud services. Acer consumers can now enjoy and experience Vaulten’s next generation online backup facility."
Both companies are hoping to cash in on the demand for such services – unfortunately, up to 5GB of free cloud storage is available across other services, such as Google Drive, and Dropbox. We wonder just how well this will work out for Acer, and if their customers will be enticed with just 2GB free.