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SMB data storage briefs: Carbonite launches online data backup service for SMBs

This week's SMB data storage news in brief: Carbonite launches online data backup service for SMBs and Addonics announces new NAS adapter.

The following is a compilation of the latest small- to medium-sized business (SMB) data storage technology news.

Carbonite Inc. launches Carbonite Pro, an online data backup service for SMBs

Carbonite Inc. announced a new online backup service designed for SMBs, Carbonite Pro. The features in Carbonite Pro include: simple installation, file encryption, offsite data storage, centralized administration, a Restore Wizard to help users recover lost or damage files if necessary and remote access.

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Addonics announces new NAS adapter

Addonics Technologies announced a second generation of their portable Addonics network-attached storage (NAS) adapter, the NAS 2.0. If connected to a Gigabit network, the NAS 2.0 can provide a transfer rate of 15 MBps to 20 MBps, which is double the transfer rate of their original adapter. Other features of the NAS 2.0 include support for both the Server Message Block and open source Samba network protocols and FTP access for up to eight users who don't have a connection over a LAN. The NAS 2.0 also comes with two high speed USB 2.0 ports. The NAS 2.0 is priced at $59.99.

openBench Labs confirms effectiveness of Paragon's Drive Backup 10 Server

openBench Labs recently published a report analyzing the benefits Paragon Software's Drive Backup 10 Server has to offer. Paragon created Drive Backup 10 Server to offer disaster recovery (DR) and system migration in physical and virtual environments.

Drive Backup 10 Server creates a copy of a live disk drive on servers or workstations. The copy includes the operating system, all files, programs, updates and databases. Besides using a single backup process to recover files or drive images, the server can also mount a full or synthetic data backup of a virtual disk where files can be copied without having to go through the restore process. Furthermore, this product can be used in both large enterprises and small- to medium-sized business (SMB) environments.

Cachengo offers on-site file-sharing and cloud backup service to SMBs

Cachengo Inc. launched a storage service that combines on-site file-sharing and data backup appliances with an optional cloud storage service for resiliency and disaster recovery. The on-site appliances, CD100 series and CD1200 series, act as file servers that let users share and swap documents and other files. The CD100 and CD1200 appliances can also serve as virtualization platforms. Pricing for the CD100 and CD1200 is $4,000 and $6,000 respectively. The optional cloud storage service, the C2S, sends encrypted data to the cloud, and is collocated in a SaaS 70-compliant facility. The C2S costs 20 cents per GB per month.

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