The Chancellor and the Terminator check out the ReadyNAS Vault

Our collaboration with Netgear is drawing some pretty serious attention. The Governor of California and the leader of Germany both toured the CeBIT conference and were intrigued by the ElephantDrive-powered ReadyNAS Vault, prompting the inevitable “I’ll be back-up headline.

We’re excited that the Netgear execs chose the Vault to show off to Schwartzenagger and Merkel. Hopefully California and Germany will both become customers!

Combining Cloud Storage and Hardware Draws Continued Coverage

The interest in the ReadyNAS Vault, Netgear’s new built-in cloud storage service, has continued to generate interest. Since ElephantDrive powers the solution, we were not surprised to see news of the cloud storage partnership reported by Ben Kuo at Socal Tech. It was also picked up by news and review aggregation site Cloud Storage Blog. We’re excited that this idea is generating a lot of interest in the blogosphere, but even more interested in how the Netgear customers start to use the systems. More to come on this as the Vault service is launched and adopted…

ElephantDrive Teams with NETGEAR to Provide Cloud Storage

We’re very excited to be partners with NETGEAR and bring their users on-board cloud storage and backup with their ReadyNAS storage systems. The Netgear team announced the project at the CeBIT show in Germany this week and did a great job of explaining the concept. They are calling it the “Vault” and provide an overview of how it works at their web site.

The really innovative aspect of this solution is that deep integration with the device. We’ve worked very hard to keep our software lightwieght, flexible, and service-oriented so that it could be ported to any platform. With the ReadyNAS Vault, the automated backup software and connection to the cloud is completely built-in. This means you don’t need to install anything on your PCs or Macs. The service runs directly on the NAS and can be configured/managed entirely via a browser – from anywhere, including remote offices.

The initial press coverage and reaction has been very positive and in short order they will be releasing the service to the public. For more information, check out these stories and posts:

ReadyNAS Cloud Backup at Small Net Builder
NetGear offers cloud backup connection to SMBs at SearchStorage
NetGear Rolls Out ReadyNAS Vault: Cloud-Based Backup And Recovery Add-On at bMighty