I just received an email about Jolidrive, a new offering from Jolicloud, a technology outfit based in Paris, France. As you can tell from the name, Jolicloud has something to do with cloud computing.
It started life as a provider of Joli OS, a kinda (Linux) distribution for the cloud. I signed up when it was launched just to see what it had to offer, but was not very impressed. I like most or all my computing to be done locally. But that’s another story.
Back to Jolidrive. Just going by the name, the image that came to mind was of a cloud storage service just like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, 2Safe.com or any of the other online and cloud storage services. But that’s not what Jolidrive is.
Jolidrive is not a standalone service, but rather, an interface that makes it easy to access all those Cloud storage services. In other words, it’s a service interface to other services. A Cloud storage middleman, if you will. This screen shot shows some of the cloud storage services you can access from Jolidrive.
I think Jolidrive is a good service, but I’m not a big fan of such services. Not that I don’t use them, just that I don’t rely heavily on them. Existing users may sign on to the service at Jolidrive.com. Prospective users can sign-up for free. Below is an introductory video to the service. If you already use Joli OS, Jolidrive comes pre-installed.