(The Hosting News) – NovaStor, an international provider of award-winning backup solutions, announced today the release of NovaBACKUP® Version 16.5 with major feature enhancements that make it the fastest and most robust release in NovaStor history. This latest release offers the new incremental ability to interact with applications such as DropBox and OneDrive to make them operate as a secure backup device.
File sharing services currently supported include Dropbox, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, SkyDrive, SafeSync, and iDriveSync.
NovaBACKUP 16.5 works with these popular file sharing services in the following ways:
1. Backup Destination (Private Cloud) – backup files from a local machine to the storage available within the file sharing service. Data can be copied in a native format or in NovaStor’s proprietary backup format (compressed and encrypted) which can be restored to any computer with an equal or greater version of NovaBACKUP Version 16.5 installed.
2. Backup Source – backup files from your preferred file sharing service to a local device. Best practice is having a copy of your critical date both local and offsite. An added benefit to having an alternate local copy is that the data is protected from being overwritten or mistakenly deleted.
3. Backup between two File Sharing services – Easily backup the contents of one file sharing service to another that has equal available storage.
“In our continuing effort to provide “Backup for the Rest of Us”, it was logical to support applications that have already proven popular in small businesses circles”, said Mike Andrews, Managing Director at NovaStor.
“Instead of trying to change the way a small business chooses to store their data, we decided to bring the advantages of NovaBACKUP directly to their comfort zone.”
With the ability in NovaBACKUP 16.5 to seamlessly work with these applications, new opportunities have been created for resellers or Managed Service Providers. They have the option now to expand their current offering and start providing a data management and monitoring services to their customers that are already accustomed to working with these platforms.
Wile most small businesses understand the importance of protecting their data, when it comes to putting this knowledge to practice, they may be somewhat less bullish and often try to invest as little money, effort and resources as possible in their backup efforts.
NovaBACKUP Version 16.5 arrives with some major new functionality, but is still available at no additional cost to any customers who own NovaBACKUP 16.0 or higher or have valid NovaCare maintenance. New purchase pricing ranges from $49.95 (single workstation backup) to $1,499.95 (multiple server environments with Central Management). NovaBACKUP Business Essentials, NovaStor’s bestselling solution, is available at a highly disruptive list price of $599.95. This pricing also includes NovaStor’s unmatched customer service and support, including free consultation, complimentary setup assistance, a full year of local technical support from a highly trained NovaStor employed backup expert, product upgrades, and a risk-free 30-day money back guarantee.
NovaStor® is an international provider of powerful, affordable, all inclusive data-protection solutions for physical and virtual environments. NovaStor provides backup & restore solutions to Small and Medium Business (SMB) as well as Enterprise environments to protect data on Both Sides of the Cloud. NovaStor’s SMB solution NovaBACKUP® is rated #1 for businesses requiring local and remote protection of Windows Servers, VMware, Hyper-V and NAS environments with advanced monitoring capability, detailed reporting, and administration from a Central Management Console. NovaStor’s Enterprise solution NovaBACKUP DataCenter brings F500 references, scalability, reliability and speed to medium-large heterogeneous environments; a single pane of glass designed to reduce administrative effort and lower TCO. NovaStor’ Setup Assistance is an industry first where experts relieve clients from the complexity of installation and support. NovaStor is management-owned with over 5,000 partners, and millions of seats distributed. With global headquarters located in Zug, Switzerland and offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Agoura Hills), NovaStor is also represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.