Web2Storage Corp. Announces General Availability of Web2Drive providing “Time Capsule” capability for Vista Users
Seattle, WA - May 20, 2008- Web2Storage Corp., a software development and marketing company focused on making network storage as simple as directly attached disk drives, today announced general availability of its Web2Drive software for storage devices, enabling Windows Vista users secure, remote, and seemingly local access to their data at home or from anywhere with Internet access.
Web2Drive software resides on a disk drive partition, where it utilizes Microsoft Vista Rally technology and advanced chip controllers to give users a one-click install of a network storage device.
A user simply purchases a Web2Drive-enabled device from a retailer, plugs it into their router or wireless router via an Ethernet cable, and with one click the device appears as a local drive letter on their computer, just as a USB device would. The user then has secure remote access to their data from anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection, without carrying the storage device with them. When combined with backup application software, Web2Drive provides an automated local backup capability rivaling the Apple “Time Capsule”, plus secure remote access.
Web2Drive is versatile and has demonstrated its operability on a number of consumer and Micro-Business-level storage devices supported by semiconductor controllers from companies such as Freescale, Intel, and Marvell. Data transfer rates of 50-80 megabytes per second (sufficient for multiple HDTV streams) have been demonstrated and can be increased depending on the chosen processor.
Web2Storage will showcase the first public demonstration of Web2Drive at the Windows Rally Summit at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA, on June 4th and 5th. The event will also mark the debut of Web2Server, which leverages the advanced features of Web 2.0 services to enable small businesses without IT resources, budgets, or expertise to perform a 1-click installation of a Data Server System and automated email, backup, and encryption applications. Like Web2Drive, Web2Server will be demonstrated on multiple storage and processor platforms.
Products utilizing the Web2Drive technology are slated to be available at your favorite retailer for the holiday buying season. Web2Drive can also be purchased from the Web2Storage website.
Web2Storage has emerged as a developer of user experience-oriented storage software products. This development is driven by a belief that traditional NAS devices need not be so complex to install and access, and that technology is available to give iSCSI and NAS devices a 1-click install for the mobile/home user and the micro-business. Its founders Scott Smyth and Ron Brown are veterans of several network attached storage companies that have developed popular NAS and iSCSI products for the SMB market.