A new low-cost Web-based service is offering up to 100Mb of free data storage in a bid to encourage mainstream use of off-site backup, long used by big companies to protect vital data from fire or theft. It could also be used by network computers and other Web access boxes which have no local storage. A bonus is that the encrypted data, stored on secure servers located in the US, can be accessed from anywhere at any time - a facility that can be tricky to set up on a home or small office machine.
Camberley-based Netstore, in partnership with US company Connected Systems, believes offsite storage is about to become a multi-million dollar industry.
The free offer is open even to users who do not plan to take up the paid-for service. They can expand their storage only at the rate of 5Mb per month up to the maximum - backups are automated and only changes to files are transmitted.
Charges for greater volume depend on the rate of data increase and the number of workstations. The standard service costs #3 a month for up to five workstations, adding up to 15Mb a month for an unlimited total. Full details are at www.netstore.co.uk
Netstore 0700 638786.
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