HP Jumps Into Online Storage Fray with Upline

logoFollowing on the heels of DropBox, SugarSync, and Box.Net, HP has officially announced Upline, a storage service that is useful for those who are seeking a way to share files with others or take advantage of online backup.

Online storage has its advantages.  Your files are available remotely from any computer you have HP’s software installed on.  If you migrate computers, you just download your files onto the new machine.  Also, Upline will grant you a URL to easily share files with co-workers and friends/family.

To kick things off, HP is offering businesses and consumers a free 1 year subscription to their limited service.

These free accounts grant users 1GB of storage.  For unlimited storage, HP is charging between $59-299 per year, depending on how many users/PCs will have access.

Unfortunately, the software only works on Windows PCs.  If you’re seeking a service like this for use between Mac and Windows computers, take a look at DropBox.  Their free service provides 5GB of disk space.  However, having the HP brand behind your online storage solution is an attractive trait.