Singapore-based Storage-as-a-Service solution provider Gridblaze, which enables developers and companies localize their data, has just launched a new non-profit initiative called Files4Food.
Files4Food basically donates a meal to a child when a user uses the free service to share a large file with friends or family.
How does it work?
When a user shares a file through Files4Food, Gridblaze, as well as a few other partners, will donate their meals through Food For The Poor in cash for their Children meals program. The “meals counter” on the website will update itself only if a file is actually downloaded from another user or computer. This is to prevent anyone from “gaming” the system and ricocheting up the count. Meals get totalled every two months and Gridblaze will donate to the Children meals program according to the number of files shared.
Sounds similar to YouSendIt? Yes, but for a good cause, and it is totally free and runs on the Gridblaze Content Storage Network. Files shared through Files4Food and the Gridblaze network enjoy a high download speed too. Why? If you remember what Gridblaze does, it helps keep data local, thereby optimizing local bandwidth.
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