Remote Online Storage Service
I am kind of paranoid when it comes to backing up my data – be it personal data or business related data. I’d rather have one backup too much than one critical piece of data missing. I even rotate some external hard drives at home and have one in a safety deposit box at my bank, but I am also using off site data storage providers online for my piece of mind. I recently ran into a service offered by Box.net which really impressed me. Unlike many other online data backup providers you do not need any client software to backup your digital images or business records. Everything is done through a web browser – across all operating systems. So, it does not matter if you use Safari from your Macbook Pro or Internet Explorer 7 from a Vista computer – you can backup and access your critical data from any web browser.
One concern with online data storage is security. Box.net has this addresses by offering 256-Bit encryption for your data uploads. They offer 99.99% uptime guarantee which makes sure I can access my data at any time. Even if I use a public network (Hot spot) like at Starbucks my data transfers to Box are safe.
Box offers different packages that go all the way up to Enterprise level. Enterprise in this case is probably targeted at small businesses who cannot afford services like Iron Mountain Data Storage or are looking for more convenient options.
Conclusion: if you are in the market for some offline storage for your critical data, box.net is a great option. The pricing for their services is extremely affordable and starts at less than $8.00 per month. That allows even small businesses of any size to protect themselves from disaster and provide disaster recovery when needed. Box.net is definitely worth being checked out by you. Rated: Top Buy by Web Hosting Resource Kit