Helping roaming and remote workers access, share, and backup their data is never easy for IT. BeInSync hopes to remedy that situation come Monday when the company releases BeInSync Business, the business version of its data management package
There are any number of architectures that enables employees to access, backup and retrieve data. VPNs and remote access software solve the acces problem. Backup utilities will address the data preservation issue. Few if any can offer the full suite and do so without the complexity of installing a server or appliance.
BeInSync claims that its Business edition will be the first comprehensive suite to provide access, backup, synchronization and data sharing. Employees will be able to synchronize files across multiple PCs automatically and securely. They'll be able to share their files with peers and access remote files on corporate servers. Finally, they'll be able to backup their data to sophisticated storage system offering Continuous Data Protection (CDP) capabilities, such as an unlimited number of snapshots of stored files. Backup storage starts at 5GB and goes from there.
BeInSync can do all of that because its based arond Amazon's S3 Web Service, a web service for storing and retreiving data. The company claims to have added security, account permissions, snapshotting and other continuous data protection capabilities. By using the Amazon infrastructure, BeinSync can service very large customers moving petabytes of information, something that would normally have been very costly for a startup to build out.
The service will be available at announcement and priced at $20 per month per user.