Yandex Opens Its Cloud Storage Service To EveryoneBy: Josh Wolford - September 6, 2012
Back in April Russian search giant Yandex unveiled Yandex.Disk, their brand new cloud storage service. At the time, it was invitation only and only available in Russian. Today, they’ve dropped the invite requirement and opened up the service to everyone.
“We have had amazing feedback over our invite-only period. We want to thank everyone who helped us to improve the service. Today, Yandex.Disk welcomes all to join in and try our mobile application, which beautifully complements the cloud service. Our doors are now open to everyone,” said Vladimir Rusinov, head of the Yandex.Disk.
Yandex.Disk is a basic cloud storage service that allows users to upload, store, and share files across multiple platforms. Yandex.Disk also has an iOS and Android app which allow for easy synching across devices.
It offers 10GB of storage for free, and doubles that if the user introduces the service to a friend.
At the time, Yandex.Disk was notable for another reason other than simply offering up to 20GB of free cloud storage. Its early April launch beat the much-discussed Google Drive service, which ended up officially launching at the end of April.