Hitachi GST debuts Touro drives with cloud backup, and other news

This week’s backup and recovery news in brief: Hitachi GST debuts Touro drives with cloud backup; Pro Softnet’s IDrive users can access backups on mobile devices; and more.

The following is a compilation of this week's data backup and recovery news.

Hitachi GST announces Hitachi Touro Pro desktop and mobile drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced the new Hitachi Touro Pro desktop and mobile drives. The Touro Pro family stores data both locally and on the cloud. The company provides applications for data to be backed up simultaneously on both accounts, or to be transported between storage accounts. Users can access their files from Web browsers, tablets or smart phones. To start out, users get 3 GB of free online storage for cloud backup; they can also upgrade to 250 GB of space for $49 per year.

Pro Softnet’s IDrive lets users access their online backups from mobile devices

Pro Softnet Corp. announced the release of the IDrive Mobile. IDrive Mobile is an iPhone app that provides access to users’ online backup files. IDrive is also compatible with the iPod Touch and iPad.

QStar releases new data archiving software

QStar Technologies Inc. releasednew data archiving software, the QStar HSM Synchronous Archive Replicator, which allows end users to build hybrid archives that can use up to four different storage technologies for data retrieval. It also automatically replicates data to various storage architectures—local or remote. The QStar HSM Synchronous Archive Replicator is supported by Windows, Unix, Linux and Mac OS X environments.

Carroll-Net offers new pricing for backup services

Carroll-Net, an online backup and recovery service, has introduced a new pricing model that charges only for storage space used—with no charge for deleted files.

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