KineticSeed is encrypted with Blowfish 448 bank-grade encryption, which helps eliminate the risk of data being compromised during shipping.
Cloud backup and data
recovery services specialist KineticD, announced KineticSeed, which provides
small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with the ability to back up large amounts
of data from a USB or external drive and send it securely to KineticDs certified
data center for protection. KineticSeed customers can remotely back up an
unlimited number of servers agentlessly via the network to a USB or external
drive, the company said.
Additionally, KineticSeed is
encrypted with Blowfish 448 bank-grade encryption, which helps eliminate the
risk of data being compromised during shipping. After KineticD receives and
uploads the data, only incremental backup blocks will be sent over the
Internet, and the same technology can also be used for data recovery in the event
of an emergency or disaster. For a limited time, the company is offering this
service with no minimum data commitment or data limit for free to its
KineticCloud for Server customers and partners.
Foresight Computers &
Networking, a provider of network, server support and integration services,
recently completed an initial install for one of its clients. The install
required a cloud backup of several hundred gigabytes of data from various
sources, including a Windows file server, Linux based Samba server and an MS
SQL server. Using KineticSeed, Foresight was able to create a seed data set
over just a few days.
The initial data set was
more than 600GB. However, after applying the de-duplication and compression
features of KineticCloud Backup, the final seed consumed only 220GB on disk. To
transfer this data via the Internet would have taken several weeks, crippling
the business by causing congestion on the live Internet connection, said Tim
Beyea, president of Foresight.
As a provider of services
to various government and private entities across the Deep South, it is
imperative that our clients be prepared for anything. This offering gives us
the perfect product for our clients who need to know that their data is safe,
secure and accessible from anywhere should the need arise, Beyea said. Due to
the architecture of KineticSeed, it is suitable for backups of all sizes and
can dovetail into most environments seamlessly.
Earlier this month, the
company announced its KineticCloud Backup Suite for SMBs and partners. The
platform offers online backup technology designed to protect the SMB
environment and ensure optimized data protection for PCs, Macs, servers and
databases. KineticCloud automates administrative tasks by simplifying the management
of backup software and schedules across systems and business locations.
Features include schedule-based file backup for PCs, Macs and mobile users on
laptops and continuous backup for servers supporting a combination of retention
policies, including native backup of mapped drives, network attached drives,
Windows System State, MS Exchange, SQL and Hyper-V and agentless backup of
multiple systems from one server.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.