ZeroOne, a Wellington (New Zealand)-based application development and hosting services provider, has launched its online storage service NZDrive.
Users of NZDrive will be able to backup their files on a remote server, transferred over a SSL encrypted connection. This adds an extra level of security for data such as documents and pictures.
The process has been streamlined for easy navigation and is targeted at homes and small businesses. Bruce Trevarthen, managing director of ZeroOne, explains "The process couldn't be easier; files can be dragged and dropped straight from your computer onto the site. People tend to backup their files on CDs, which end up sitting next to their computers. We wanted to provide a more secure and foolproof form of backup for individuals and small businesses, while making it user-friendly and affordable."
Subscribers will pay a $5 account management fee and then $5 per gigabyte (GB), per month. For an additional fee, users will be able to have their files archived to offline-media, which will not count as part of their online storage usage.
ZeroOne plans to add more features to NZDrive over the coming weeks, including the ability to add NZDrive as another drive on users’ computers, set-and-forget backup software configured to work with NZDrive and integration with online photo printing services so users don't need to re-upload large image files when getting photos printed.