As more consumers turn to cloud storage options to store their personal files, AT&T (News - Alert) has launched a cloud-based video and photo sharing application called AT&T Locker. The new cloud storage service is available to AT&T customers and includes 5 GB of storage, or enough for up to 5,000 photos, for free.
AT&T Locker allows users to upload images and video to secure online storage and share on Facebook (News - Alert), MySpace, Twitter or e-mail. In addition, users can create and customize albums for photos and video on the device or online from a laptop or home computer, according to Mark Collins (News - Alert), senior vice president, Data and Voice Products, at AT&T Mobility.
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“Customers use smartphones to capture special moments in their lives. That’s why we designed AT&T Locker to help you store those memories,” Collins said in a company statement. “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.”
In addition, customers can also store music and other files in their AT&T Locker storage. The app is compatible to the iPhone 3GS or higher or Android (News - Alert) 2.1 or higher smartphones, or Internet access from computer.
AT&T Locker’s “Easy Upload feature,” allows users to automatically upload photos on their 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 officials said the company plans to incorporate additional features in future versions of AT&T Locker.
In related news, a study conducted by Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) ranked AT&T as the most popular private cloud networking provider.
The survey was conducted by asking technology decision makers from 308 organizations. Forty-eight percent of the participants said they used AT&T to connect their private clouds. The nearest competitor is 11 percent lower than AT&T. A private cloud is a customized database dedicated to one business, which is protected behind a firewall.
Edited by Brooke Neuman