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ElephantDrive and WD Partner on Cloud Backup for NAS

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Storage provider Western Digital has partnered with ElephantDrive to incorporate a customized version of ElephantDrive‘s cloud backup into its new network-attached storage devices.

According to the Monday announcement, ElephantDrive cloud backup will be shipped with the newly released WD My Cloud EX4 network-attached storage devices.

This is the latest network storage provider to use ElephantDrive as a NAS to cloud direct backup solution. ElephantDrive software comes pre-installed on nearly all NETGEAR storage products, nearly all QNAP storage products, all Drobo 5N devices, and nearly all Thecus storage products.

ElephantDrive GM Michael Fisher said in a statement, “Our goal is to partner with the leading providers of on-premise storage solutions to make enabling cloud backup, storage, and sync as easy as possible.”

The My Cloud EX4 is part of WD’s re-launch of its network storage line. It’s designed to compete with other powerful network storage devices on the market, and the cloud backup integration provides off-site redundancy. The platform also offers administrative tools for versioning and archiving data, and the ability to access and share files anytime and anywhere, including on mobile devices.

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David Hamilton is a Toronto-based technology journalist who has written for the National Post and other news outlets. He has covered the hosting industry internationally for the Web Host Industry Review with particular attention to innovative hosting solutions and the issues facing the industry. David is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Humber College School of Media Studies.

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