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Online Backup Service IDrive optimizes connectivity for UK and Europe
Leading online backup service IDrive announced today that it now offers optimized connectivity for UK and rest of Europe for improved performance.
April 06, 2008-- Leading online backup service IDrive ( http://www.idrive.com ) announced today that it now offers optimized connectivity for UK and European customers for improved backup and restore performance.
Online Backup is inherently slow as it has to move large amounts of data over a thin pipe, especially for backups. There are various methods to optimize connections including reducing latency, improving block level patching technology and better utilization of client computer resources.
"While US customers generally experience optimal performance most of the times, our UK and rest of European customers had reduced performance. It was critical to provide them with optimal performance so that our customers can push more data through the pipe", said Raghu Kulkarni, President and CEO of Pro Softnet Corp.
While offsite backup is gaining more prominence in US, it is still an underutilized concept in rest of the world, and IDrive wishes to change that. Pricing is another hurdle. With attractive price points at $4.95/month (or approximately 2.5 British Pounds) or $49.50/year or ( 25 GBP), IDrive presents a very attractive value proposition.
With features including automatic scheduled backups, advanced logging and reporting, Continuous data protection, mapped drive support and true archiving and web based management, IDrive presents a great value with the new improved performance for UK and European customers.
Future plans include launching multi-lingual versions of IDrive and a Mac desktop client. "IDrive's Mac desktop client is almost getting ready and is due for a launch next month ", said Sreedhar A. Project Manager for the Mac group.
IDrive( http://www.idrive.com ), a service of Pro Softnet Corp. is one of the leading services in the field of online backup and is possibly world's most popular online backup service (courtesy: alexa). PCWorld just named it as one of the best 101 freebee products for 2008. Technology behind IDrive has been in receipt of many accolades among which the latest was the best of the bunch as rated by PCWorld magazine for 2006 and has in the past been the PCMagazine editor's choice pick and the PCPro award winner.