CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud solutions, today announced the debut of its new Cloud Drive and Cloud Backup products designed to help small businesses leverage the power of the cloud to store, access, share and protect their vital business data across any device with simple, easy-to-use solutions.
Seamlessly integrated as part of Hostway's suite of web presence applications, Cloud Drive and Cloud Backup make it easy for businesses to manage all of their online services—including web and email hosting, marketing, file storage, backup and recovery—within a single solution, eliminating the need to deal with and pay for multiple service providers.
Unlike other backup providers that may rent data center space from a hosting company, Hostway's Cloud Drive and Cloud Backup data resides within Hostway's own datacenters in the U.S. and Canada. This ensures greater security and reliability, as Hostway maintains complete control over the integrity and availability of users' data.
"There's a lot of buzz about the cloud, but for many small businesses, it's hard for them to make the benefits of cloud applicable to their business," said Melissa Mangan, Senior Director, Product Management with Hostway. "To close that gap, these products include an extremely user-friendly interface that makes it simple for anyone to store, stream and backup data in the cloud. Plus, integrating these cloud tools with your website hosting streamlines all of a business's online needs into one cohesive system accessible through a single, common interface. How easy is that?"
Developed to meet the evolving needs of its small business customers, Hostway's Cloud Drive and Cloud Backup make running a business more efficient at the office or on the go with ubiquitous mobile access to vital documents on any device, anywhere, anytime. Users can manage their entire hosting, storage and backup through a single Hostway account interface, with combined billing and 24-hour technical support provided by Hostway.
New and existing FlexCloud Pro customers can start with 1GB of free storage to save and secure any type of file in the Hostway cloud. Both products can be added to any hosting plan, and additional users and storage are available as required.
Built-in music and video players and photo slide show make it easy to stream any media content stored in Cloud Drive on any device. Sharing files with others is also easy with the "Get a Link" URL generator that creates a secure link for sharing files via email or social media. Files can be password protected for security, ensuring only those with the password can access and download the file. Open, edit and move files in the cloud with a click, or drag and drop, as easily as navigating files on a built-in hard drive.
Cloud Backup's "set it and forget it" automation lets users schedule routine backups to run at any interval (daily, weekly, etc.) or use real-time backup to immediately sync saved changes in any file automatically to the cloud. This automatic and redundant off-site backup is much more secure and reliable than conventional, single on-site hard drive backups. Users enjoy complete data security and peace of mind to prevent the loss of important business data due to hard drive crashes and other computer catastrophes.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
SOURCE Hostway Corporation