Testing will begin this week on the backup feature, which lets customers simply click on the word Backup to make a complete or incremental copy of their data. Early next year, Xdrive plans to add features to improve online customer support and enhance the site's workgroup capabilities so multiple workers can be confident they're all using the same data. The existing workgroup version is priced at $99 per month for almost 2 Mbytes of capacity.
Xdrive helps the WWE's Pingree keep track of upcoming shows.
At first, Pingree just used Xdrive to post messages. After a while, he noticed that other WWE departments were storing their data on the service. He now can look up last year's plans for a show in a specific city and use it to develop a new show in the same city. Pingree likes posting the information on Xdrive. "I didn't want to be liable for people getting in" to the network, he says. "I don't have to call corporate IT when I have a problem. Storing and sending messages is Xdrive's bread and butter."
Transmitting documents to remote users securely can be "somewhat of a nightmare for lots of small and medium companies," says analyst Nancy Marrone at Enterprise Storage Group. She says Xdrive's service can provide those companies with security, storage, and a clean backup copy of the stored data.
Photo of Marty Pingree courtesy of WWE