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.