Seagate's backup service subsidiary i365 is making its cloud storage service available to independent software vendors. The EVault Cloud-Connected Services Platform uses encryption, deduplication and compression to increase performance
With the advent of inexpensive disk-to-disk backup systems that offer faster, easier and more reliable backups and restores than most tape systems, many administrators would like to abandon tape altogether. However, a standard schedule of one full backup per week plus nightly incremental backups uses up a lot of storage space, the kind of space that only tape traditionally offers at a reasonable per-gigabyte cost.
Japan's largest Personal Handyphone System (PHS) operator plans to launch a new data service in February that will push the maximum throughput from the 128Kbps available now to around 1Mbps, it said Tuesday.