BackupAgent has promised its customers, who resell its cloud backup products, that they will see a “smooth and pleasant” transitions as the two firms’ platforms merge.
Our internet connections are so slow that it makes more sense to ship physical media, which is why iDrive is now syncing files with USB drives.
BitTorrent is teaming up with Netgear to give users of its Dropbox competitor Sync an easy way to back up and sync files and folders from mobile devices directly to a ReadyNAS drive.
Lyve Minds, the personal media startup founded by former Apple (S AAPL) exec Tim Bucher, is opening up pre-orders for its Lyve Home device on April 22nd, according to a newsletter sent out to subscribers Tuesday. Lyve Home, which helps to back up photos and synchronize them across your devices, will sell for $300, and the company just previewed some of its functionality in a stylish new YouTube video. Lyve Minds was previously known as Black Pearl Systems, and Bucher told me all about his plans at CES.
Backblaze has released its latest open source storage system design, which jams 180 terabytes into a single array at just 5 cents per gigabyte assembled.
Cloud backup provider Backblaze has moved into a new data center in Sacramento capable of storing 500 petabytes, or half an exabyte, of data. It’s not full yet (the company was storing 75 petabytes as of November), but the pace is picking up and it probably will be sooner than some might expect. The crazy part is that Backblaze isn’t even that big a company or that widely used a service. Facebook alone is building enough capacity to house 3 exabytes of data in each of its 3 cold storage facilities. Sometimes, I can’t help but think that we’re just digitally hoarding.
IDrive’s new IDrive Safe uses USB hard drives instead of cloud storage to back up data remotely.
Former VMware CTO Steve Herrod joined General Catalyst Partners in January, and his first investment as a venture capitalist is a big one — $25 million in cloud backup service Datto. DealBook has a good writeup of Datto’s story, but the other angle is what the deal says about Herrod’s investment strategy and about GCP’s push into enterprise software.
Nearly 95 percent of Backupify’s business comes from corporate users and 75 percent of that revenue comes from companies with more than 100 employees. That’s why the cloud backup company is formalizing an enterprise support and service program.
Most companies in the market for a new data center deal in total secrecy with agents and data center providers under NDA. Cloud backup player Backblaze is turning that model on its head by publishing the RFP it’s using for its new data center.