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With An Eye On Small Business Segment Hostway Launches Cloud Drive

Written by  Sorab Ghaswalla | 19 February 2013
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hostway clouddrive….and cloud computing marches on. Yet one more player, Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud solutions, announced the debut of its new cloud drive and cloud backup products designed to help small businesses leverage the power of the cloud.

The new drive, claimed the company, seamlessly integrates into the Hostway suite of web presence applications. Using a single solution, small businesses can use these to manage all of their online services—including web and email hosting, marketing, file storage, backup and recovery. So customers need not look for multiple service providers.

Hostway Corporation, a US-based company established in 1998, specializes in providing cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. It has over 60,000 customers worldwide in 12 countries. Unlike other backup providers that rent data centre space from a hosting company, Hostway's cloud drive and cloud backup data resides within Hostway's own data centres in the U.S. and Canada, thus ensuring greater security and reliability for clients.

Melissa Mangan, Senior Director, Product Management with Hostway, said, "Our products include an extremely user-friendly interface that makes it simple for anyone to store, stream and backup data in the cloud. Plus, integrating these cloud tools with your website hosting streamlines all of a business's online needs into one cohesive system accessible through a single, common interface.”

New and existing FlexCloud Pro customers can start with 1GB of free storage to save and secure any type of file in the Hostway cloud. Both products can be added to any hosting plan, and additional users and storage are available as required.

Streaming content like music or video is simple with the new additions. Cloud Backup's "set it and forget it" automation lets users schedule routine backups to run at any interval, or use real-time backup to immediately sync saved changes in any file automatically to the cloud. Hostway claims this feature is much more secure and reliable than conventional, single on-site hard drive backups.

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Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla is the Founder of India-based digital world consultancy firm, New Age Content Services LLP, an Internet Entrepreneur & Consultant, a journalist, and owner/Editor of 2 websites. In his free time, he contemplates the larger implications of digital life.

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