Today, we are thrilled to (finally!) introduce our much awaited headless client for Linux. Just as our recently launched API provides third-party developers with the opportunity to directly access the Bitcasa Storage Platform, our Linux client gives you even more convenience and flexibility.
With Linux you can build your own apps on top of the Bitcasa platform, directly connect to any device to extend the capacity (such as Raspberry Pi) and power your FTP server or backup Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices.
The new Linux client is something our team has been working rigorously on, and we’re very excited to see the innovations that come from your ideas.
Availability: The Linux client is available today under our new pricing terms that were introduced last month. Any current Infinite customers on the old pricing plan who want to use the Linux client can simply contact Technical Support and ask to be switched to the new Pro Plan. Infinite customers who switch to the Pro Plan will receive five terabytes of storage at no additional cost. Your account will auto-renew the Pro Plan at the end of your current cycle with the original pricing of $99/year or $10/month.
We regret that we cannot offer Linux on our old infinite-pricing plans. Last year’s release of our alpha Linux client taught us some valuable lessons. Unfortunately, we saw a small number of users exploiting the technology in severe violation of our terms of service, and as a result, this is a decision we had to make in order to protect the 99 percent of our customers who use our technology as it’s meant to be used.
Faced with the decision to either NOT release the Linux client or to offer it at our new pricing, we decided that this compromise will ensure that we’re able to continue to support you infinitely.
If you wish to change your plan or have questions about your account, please contact our Technical Support team directly and they will take care of it. We hope you understand the rationale behind our decision and enjoy the new Linux operating platform.