Most people make New Year’s resolutions that revolve around fitness or finance goals. IDrive has publicly urged consumers to add one more thing to their resolutions list: Cloud backup protection for your data.
While those who work in the technical industry may think that the cloud backup market is starting to get over-saturated and more backup providers aren’t needed, think again! Cloud backup protection may be popular among techies, but the casual computer user still may not know what the cloud is or how the cloud can benefit them. Gartner has released data that shows that the cloud market is no where near its saturation point and the same data suggests that the market is poised to triple by 2018.
IDrive released this news in a press release dated December 31st 2013. IDrive has both a consumer and business solution presented on their website. While 5GB personal plans are free, the business follows the freemium model and offers a personal package that costs $24.95 per year. Users of the Personal Pro package receive 150GBs of storage space. The business class plan offers only 100GBs of space yet the business plan offers several features that are not available to personal users.
IDrive is a Los Angeles, California based a cloud backup provider that specializes in data backup solutions. On their website, they list their specialized data backup solutions as being compatible with Facebook, mobile and Linux. The backup solution can also be used in a more traditional sense such as on Windows machines as well as Macs.
Regardless if you choose IDrive or another cloud backup provider, IDrive’s pitch to make cloud data backup a New Year’s resolution is a prudent decision for any computer user. The process of backing up data in the cloud typically only takes minutes. The peace of mind associated with being able to access your data on any device, while knowing your data is safe from being harmed, makes it worth backing up your data in the cloud as opposed to locally storing it on your system’s hard drive.