Nivio is coming to the rescue of HP Upline and Yahoo Briefcase customers, who are being left in the lurch after it was revealed the two online storage services will shut down by the end of this month.

Nivio is offering each customer up to 10GB of online storage free of charge. To take Nivio up on the offer users should simply visit the company's dedicated webpage, where they can register for an account and even get their own personalised URL.

Nivio ensures files in the online storage service are protected by high-level encryption, antivirus software, and they are also backed up.

"With so many people left stranded without anywhere to save their files, we are only too happy to help by offering free Nivio online storage. We know how precious personal files can be and our service ensures that all documents are backed up and safe from viruses so it's always online and ready to retrieve," said Sachin Duggal, CEO and founder of Nivio.