Canonical, the developers of the popular Linux distro, Ubuntu, have announced that they will be shutting down their cloud storage service, Ubuntu One later this year.
The cloud service was offering 5 GB of online storage free for all users, with premium plans offering more storage. The fact that many rival cloud storage services offered more storage space for free, such as 25-50 GB, played an important role in the decision to shut down Ubuntu One. They have also said that existing premium subscribers will receive a partial reimbursement.
Canonical wrote on their blog saying, that they are unwilling to invest more in the service, and instead will focus on further improving their operating system. The developers have said that this will not affect the Ubuntu Single Sign On service.
Users will no longer be able to purchase music or a subscription to a premium storage, from the Ubuntu One Store. And you can download their data until June 1, 2014, after which all data stored on their servers will be deleted.
via: Canonical Blog