Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Iron Mountain will be offering network backup for the Mac in early 2009.  While the service is fairly similar to what companies like Mozy are already doing, it does have the Iron Mountain name and existing customer base and could end up being a very popular solution, especially for organizations looking to bundle this service with other offsite backup services they may already be leveraging.

December 15th, 2008

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server

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It’s not that it all started with Amazon, but they were certainly the ones to mainstream cloud-based storage.  Now, there are a variety of services such as Mozy (with CrashPlan) and BackBlaze from some of the smaller, niche  players (both of them support the Mac) to Apple (can you say Mobile Me), Microsoft, Amazon (who now supports Windows Server and SQL Server), Google, Symantec, EMC and others for some of the more major players. According to James Staten of Forrester research, the cloud computing bubble will burst in 2010, if not before.  At that point, we’re likely to start seeing far more feature rich applications start getting released and one would hope even the introduction of integration between backup software and various cloud offerings.

December 9th, 2008

Posted In: Business

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