LOS ANGELES, CA – May 7, 2014 – dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses rapidly migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, today launched dinStorage S3, a dedicated cloud storage solution with no data transfer fees, usable by hundreds of S3 compatible applications.
Through the use of dinCloud’s dinManage platform, customers can create and start using S3 accounts in minutes, managing their dedicated storage while using their favorite S3 clients including Veeam, Symantec, NetBackup, CA ARCserve, CommVault, and Cyberduck, among others.
Why dinCloud for S3?
dinStorage S3 encrypts all data with AES256bit keys and continually stores three copies of data. Additionally, dinCloud does not charge data transfer fees and offers private connectivity via a dozen carriers including MPLS (vs. only offering Internet access). End users receive unlimited storage capacity and are only charged on a per GB, per month basis with no complicated upload or download fees. dinCloud also offers many different connectivity options to fit a customer’s budget via dinTransport.
“The S3 protocol is used by hundreds of applications worldwide for backup, cloud gateway servers, as well as cloud drives, like Dropbox, which are built on top of S3. But, as widely adopted as S3 has become, it’s had a few drawbacks, including low performance over the Internet for large datasets, unencrypted disks, and heavy transfer fees for restores,” said Mike Chase, CTO at dinCloud. “For these reasons, it was very hard for customers to predict what their costs would be prior to getting a real eye opening bill, even with cost calculators. That’s why we created dinStorage S3 – it provides economical storage, wide application compatibility, and unlimited bandwidth usage. Our storage backup without limits makes it the most cost effective S3 solution on the market today.”
Features of dinStorage S3 include:
- Create multiple S3 storage accounts.
- Assign friendly account labels
- Reset S3 credentials using secure mechanism
- Delete S3 storage account including data on the storage
- Configure per GB pricing of storage through admin interface
- Supports both net terms and credit card users
- Security measures to protect users’ credentials
- Auto calculation of billing on hourly basis through a separate dinManage daemon
- Confirmation emails for all actions
- Compatibility with other free and paid S3 storage clients
For channel partners, dinStorage S3 provides the ability to sell popular S3 compatible software packages, as well as provide installation, configuration, and other support including managed services with S3 as the backend.
Pricing and Availability
dinStorage S3 is available now with no data transfer fees and a per GB price, which could go as low as $.15 per month.