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Datto Launches Datto Drive For SMBs; Offers 1TB at $10 a Month For Unlimited Users (dattodrive.com) 51

Austin McChord, Datto's founder writes: In the era of nearly free cloud storage why on earth am I paying $15 a month per user (for Dropbox and Box). This seems absurd. As the founder of a cloud storage company I thought we could fix this. We combined OwnCloud which is an enterprise level open source file sync and share solution with our skills in infrastructure. Today we are launching Datto Drive, a file sync and share service for businesses that costs just $10 a month for unlimited users and 1TB of combined storage. To get started we are giving the first year away free for the first million businesses that sign up. One thing I'm worried about is whether this service will exist for more than a couple of years. We've seen plenty of startups offer us interesting services at great prices over the past few years, but many of them disappear. Tech Republic has more information about the aforementioned service. Update: 05/02 17:09 GMT by M : Reader torrija points us to a service called HubiC which offers 10TB for 5 euro a month. He adds that the feature is limited to one user, though.
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Datto Launches Datto Drive For SMBs; Offers 1TB at $10 a Month For Unlimited Users

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  • Slashvert... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Frosty Piss ( 770223 ) * on Monday May 02, 2016 @11:41AM (#52028255)

    Yes indeed.

    • Re:Slashvert... (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Zibodiz ( 2160038 ) on Monday May 02, 2016 @12:19PM (#52028505)
      While this is the case, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that the headline wasn't clickbaity, and pretty well summarized the ad. Also, even the summary said it was written by the company itself; it didn't try to pretend it was some sort of grassroots movement.
      Kudos, /.
  • After opening the links in the story in new tabs to read before commenting, I noticed something disturbing. The real questions we all need to be asking are, "Who the hell decided that browsers should support animated favicons? Were they not alive during the MARQUEE tag era?"

  • by fhage ( 596871 )
    Google says Datto wants to aim at "Suck my Balls". I'm not sure I want that.

    Server Message Block protocol's didn't make sense, so I looked it up.

  • I use hubiC (https://hubic.com/en/). 10TB for 5€/month. Single user though.
  • by Anonymous Coward

    First, Owncloud is NOT enterprise level, by any stretch of the imagination. We evaluated this steaming shitpile a couple of months ago for our enterprise, and it was woefully lacking, and very unstable once the datastore surpassed about 300GB of material to keep track of.

    Second, redundant disks are cheap. A SMB will almost assuredly need more than 1TB of storage at some point, and by the time you get there you may as well just build your own datastore.

    Cloud has its uses, but cheap data storage isn't really

  • hubic: "We secure everything by ssl" .. lol, which ssl? the buggy, the bad or the good one?

    And you can read my files, I really like that!

    But I think its a nice offer, to use as an ultra cheap backup solution. I hope they don't mind that I upload files with their hashvalues as filenames and being encrypted.

  • Datto's been around for a while and has some very nice products for onsite and online backup for businesses. They're not inexpensive, but one of the big things they offer is continuity - if you're using one of their appliances for online backup and a server goes down, you can spin up the most recent backup of that server as a VM on their hardware, with all connections tunneled back through the backup device on your network.

    Basically, ServerA has a hardware failure. Whoever's handling backups fires up the online backup image (or in-office depending on the size of appliance), the local backup appliance grabs the IP of the down server and tunnels all traffic to/from that local IP out to the remote VM. Not an ideal way to run, but functional for keeping at least core things going.
  • Why should you be paying? Because while storage is cheap, backups are expensive.

    It seems to make sense to pay to never hear "we lost your data, sorry", but unortunately providers do not tell much about how they do backups.

  • How many Super Mario Brothers *are* there, let alone ones that want to buy those drives?

Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. -- C.B. Luce