February 24th, 2009 by Robert
Except it isn’t just backup, it is archiving. What does that mean? Well, backup solutions are good for disaster recovery. Your hard drive fails. Your kid spills soda all over your laptop, etc. While there is nothing wrong with these solutions, they leave a gap.
And that gap is searching. An archive should be much like a library in that you should be able to search through it looking for things that you want. If have ever worked for a company that had a lot of paper documents and stored them offsite for whatever reason (legal usually), then you are aware of what I mean by archiving. This product will provide that for the digital domain, and to top it off, it will allow you to search through your archive via tags and descriptions.
While it will largely be targeted at small businesses, it can benefit the individual as well. Store tax returns, image originals (Flickr, et. al. will shrink them), movies, or any other kind of file you want to keep for long periods of time. In addition, you won’t have to keep the file on your local computer either, unlike some backup solutions.
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