Sify has launched cloud storage service, MyStorage that enables users to backup data/files on the cloud (like Dropbox) and offers automatic backup as well. The storage service offers a desktop tool to upload files and the desktop application is also integrated with Microsoft Office tools, for one to upload files directly from MS Word/Excel.
- Your files get automatically backed up in the background while you continue working. You can also upload manually if you need.
- Your files are encrypted before it is securely transferred to Storage.
- You can download and restore your files anytime.
- Only modified documents are backed up
- You can directly backup and store from MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
- You can directly backup and store your mails from MS Outlook
There are a few important points to keep in mind regd the storage service
– You cannot downgrade your plan.
– If you do not renew your plan, all your files will be deleted.
– Sify mystorage currently supports Windows 7, 2000, XP (32 and 64 bit), and Vista (32 and 64 bit) and does not support Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Windows Home Server, and Mac OS Server.
– The 2GB plan is a trial offer, unlike Dropbox whose basic plan starts with 2GB (freemium model).
The service is primarily aimed at SMBs and I’d hope that it will be tied to its broadband plans in the near future (in order to grab more moolah from the existing broadband users).
Would you try out a service like this or stick to Dropbox?