LiveKive users have been notified of the eminent closure of AVG’s cloud storage service just weeks after Crossloop remote access service was ended by the AV vendor.
2011 saw the launch of AVG LiveKive which provided sync n share services to its customers. What made the service unique was the unlimited package that had an annual fee of $80 and 30 day trial which offered free 5 GB storage space.
The AVG forum had a post announcing that AVG LiveKive would soon be facing discontinuation which was a clear indication that the goodies the service came with did not do much in making the product profitable.
The post communicated to its members that AVG would be terminating the service in two stages so that everybody gets time to back up their stuff.
Uploading of new files will be terminated on April 1st 2014 but downloads will continue for the following 90 days until August 18th which will see the complete shutdown of the service.
From this date, users will not be able to get access to any data from AVG LiveKive so everyone is advised to do their backup before this day.
Subscribers to other AVG services are assured that the only change they will feel is that of the termination of AVG LiveKive so all other services will continue to run as usual.
AVG had followed many other companies in the sync ‘n’ share venture even though it is considered a minor service. Some similar services include; the Dropbox clone Cubby from LogMein, Ubuntu One from Ubuntu, Copy from Barracuda Networks, and Mozy and Simplicity from EMC. EMC is spicing up its service with some collaboration and workflow elements in an effort to make more unique.