Extract your cloudy stuff before the end of next month

Storage firm Quantum bought the Symform cloud consumer/small business file sync and share business in August 2014 – and is going to close it down on July 31.

According to a Quantum FAQ: "Quantum is discontinuing the Symform service due to its strategic business focus on enterprises."

At that time Quantum CEO Jon Gacek declared: "Quantum already provides cloud-based data protection through our Q-Cloud Protect service and other partner offerings, and we recently introduced a cloud solution for content production, packaging and distribution workflows based on our StorNext and Lattus solutions.

Symform users will not lose access to their locally held data but will lose access to data held on other Symform servers.

If you are on an annual subscription, you will stop being charged for the service in June 2016, and will be issued a prorated refund for the remainder of your subscription.

Back in July 2015 Quantum CTO and ex-Symform CTO and co-founder Bassam Tabbara was recruiting for a new, open source initiative at Quantum which was called Castle.

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