StarHub offers online storage service

New hosted backup service from the Singapore telco lets customers archive up to 2 terabytes of data online.

SINGAPORE--StarHub announced Monday that it has launched an "online warehousing" service that will allow users to transfer, share and store digital information securely over the Internet.

The Singapore-based telco said the service--dubbed Online Storage-Business (or OSB)--is targeted at companies and individuals who need to manage numerous large documents and files on a daily basis.

According to StarHub's media statement, OSB is designed to work on Windows-based computers over a TCP/IP-compliant network. The new backup service uses a combination of secured file transfer, encryption and client-server technologies to transfer files securely over the Internet.

To ensure efficiency in the usage of network storage resources, OSB enables multiple user access--so more than a single user can access a document at the same time--as well as multiple concurrent file transfers, said StarHub. Reporting tools are also included in the system so administrators can remotely track and manage file transfers, and even pause and resume partially sent files.

According to StarHub, price packages for OSB start as low as S$60 (US$39) per month for 10GB of storage space and five user IDs, and can scale to as high as 2TB (or 2,000GB) and up to 1,000 user IDs.

The telco said that it also has plans to extend the OSB storage and file transfer solution to smart phones and other wireless mobile devices in the future.


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