Anti-virus (or, as they refer to themselves, “global leader in Internet content security”) company Trend Micro has entered into an agreement with Humyo. Humyo is, apparently, a “leading online storage provider”; I must have somehow missed reading anything about them. The company is based in the UK, and offers automatic data synchronisation to a cloud-based file storage service. This is typically called “online backup”, and that appears to be what Trend Micro hopes to offer after the acquisition is completed:
Continue reading Trend Micro makes cloud/online backup acquisition
CMS Products just announced the availability of their latest backup product: BounceBack Server. The software works just like their regular BounceBack offering; it makes a copy of your files to an external hard drive, which you can boot from in case of emergency. Continue reading CMS Products add server backups to their portfolio
Nasuni, a cloud storage start-up founded by storage veterans Andres Rodriguez and Robert Mason early last year, has just released a beta of their first product. The Nasuni Filer is a virtual NAS appliance that can be installed in VMware, and creates a gateway between your local network and your choice of cloud-based storage.
Continue reading Nasuni shows beta of cloud storage gateway
InPhase, one of the pioneers of holographic storage technology, appears to be shutting down. As I wrote last year, while the technology sounds promising it still has a long way to go. There is no real use case, and the price per gigabyte is still higher than for other storage media.
Continue reading InPhase shutting down?
McAfee has added a new product to their security tools lineup; an online backup client based on the Mozy backup software. Apart from the McAfee branding, the features appear identical: unlimited backup storage for a single PC. The announcement is up both on the McAfee website and Mozy’s blog.
I’m sure they didn’t mean it this way, but it looks like McAfee is calling Mozy “the worlds largest dedicated security company”. Their press release contains this exact statement (emphasis added): Continue reading McAfee offering branded Mozy online backup client
Holographic storage made headlines yesterday for the first time in months. This time it’s The Register that brings us the news that General Electric has plans for a holographic storage product.
While this type of storage has promised incredible gains in density for years, actual shipping products are hard to find. InPhase has its 300 GB Tapestry drives on the roadmap for release later this year; but with Blu-Ray disks getting closer to that capacity and normal hard drives and tapes surpassing it easily, the technology has so far failed to deliver. Continue reading Holographic storage: still a long way to go
WD has revealed updates for their My Book and My Passport drives. Both products are external USB drives, with added software (WD SmartWare) that allow users to easily make backups of their important data. The updates include new casings and higher capacities.
WD My Passport
Continue reading Western Digital announces new My Book and My Passport external drives
Verizon is quintupling the size of most of their online backup accounts, bringing them more in line with competing services. The new accounts are:
- 5 gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity for $1.99 a month (previously 1GB).
- 25 GB for $4.99 a month (previously 5 GB).
- 50 GB for $6.99 a month (previously 10 GB).
- 150 GB for $12.99 a month (previously 20 GB).
- 250 GB for $19.99 a month (five times the storage capacity of the previous highest-capacity offering of 50 GB for $30.99 a month).
Continue reading Verizon increasing the size of their Online Backup accounts
A short review of two utilities for making backups to Amazon’s S3 cloud storage, Jungle Disk and CloudBerry Online Backup. It turns out there are some surprising differences between the two products. [...]
EMC daughter Iomega has just released a new NAS appliance that has support for both NAS and SAN technologies; it allows a multitude of connection options including iSCSI, SMB, NFS and AFP.
Iomega StorCenter IX4-200d
It offers the traditional “SMB/Home office” features such as a printserver, mediaserver, Time Machine backups etc; but in addition to that it also has more advanced features like block-level replication to a second offsite unit, and it is VMware certified for use with both NFS and iSCSI. Continue reading Iomega offers SMB NAS appliance with VMware certification