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IDrive has made public the latest versions of its Windows, Mac and mobile software – home users and small businesses can now protect as many computers, iOS and Android devices as they own with one easy plan – only at http://www.idrive.com.
“We’re excited about the latest updates to IDrive,” said Raghu Kulkarni, founder and CEO of Pro Softnet Corp. “With a single account new customers can back up as many computers and mobile devices as they want and then view their files from any of those connected devices or on our website. Plus, the mobile app can now back up contacts, photos and videos and make them available online as well.”
Those interested can create a free account and store their first 5GB at no charge. IDrive offers two plans for home users: 150 GBs for $4.95/month or 500 GBs for $14.95/month, with no limits on the number of Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices that can be protected or the length of time for file retention.
For businesses, plans range from 50GB to 1TB starting at $9.95/month with priority customer support. Customers can receive two months free by paying annually and IDrive also offers 50% discounts for teachers, students and faculty.
Not All Backups Are Created Equally ”Many backup services offer ‘unlimited’ storage space for a single computer at a flat rate, like $50 per year per computer – it sounds like a good deal at first, but back up 100 GBs from that one computer and you pay $50/year, back up just 50 GBs and you still have to pay $50/year: that’s where they get you,” said Stephen Gold, Business Development Manager.
“Not only that, ‘unlimited’ storage plans almost always have very limited file retention, meaning they automatically remove data from your backup after you delete the files from your computer, usually just 30 days later. The question is, ‘What use is a backup that doesn’t contain files you accidentally deleted, say, six months ago?’
On the other hand, IDrive allows people to actually use all of the online storage they are paying for.”
A quick summary of IDrive’s features and benefits:
IDrive Online Backup Mobile App Gets New Features
The IDrive mobile app makes it possible for users to access their account and share files while on the go. New updates bring the ability to back up contact information, photos and videos over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection to the IDrive cloud from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 4.0 or later as well as Google Android devices running 1.6 or later.
The information is then made available via other connected computers and mobile devices as well as on the IDrive website. IDrive is available for home and server editions of Windows and Mac OS X and for mobile devices in the Apple App Store and Android Market.
Why EVS (Encrypted, Versioned File System) for developers?
EVS was built to be faster, easier to secure and more affordable than other cloud platforms like Amazon S3, Rackspace and others.
The EVS development team actively assists developers and partners with integrating APIs into their applications and new API codes can be created based on special needs.
To learn more about creating applications using EVS, visit http://evs.idrive.com.