Cloud backup and storage provider IDrive Inc.
is recommending online data backup as a new year's resolution and means of protecting business critical data. "Protecting important files and critical data is imperative in the current state of ever-changing technology," explained IDrive's CEO, Raghu Kulkarni. "Whether you're securing business data, complying with government regulations, or protecting family photos, using an online backup service can provide an easy and cost-efficient strategy to prevent data loss."
IDrive caters to around 2 million customers with a combined total of 45 Petabytes of data. Its services include backup and storage in the cloud with options for personal users and businesses. The company offers a range of plans, which it suggests are "NSA-proof" - referring to the data collection activities of the National Security Agency which were in the news over 2013. The company offers a range of storage accounts, including free accounts that provide 5GB of storage space free of charge, going up to accounts offering 5,000GB for a yearly fee $1,499.75. The service operates from any device (PC, Mac, IPhone, Android, etc.) and offers private key encryption ensuring only users have access to their data.
"Data is growing quickly at a consistent speed and that trend is only going to continue," added Raghu Kulkarni. "If you have unprotected data, the smartest thing you can do for yourself this year is implement an online backup strategy for insurance. Data malfunctions can happen when you least expect them and having a backup can save you a lot of time, money, and frustration. Fires, floods, and hard drive failures often occur at the most inopportune times. You never want to leave critical files vulnerable to such disasters."Do you backup data to the cloud? What's your experience? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.