As you know, I’m watching the Online Data Storage story. I came from a traditional Data Storage company and I’ve strong interest in the web. It’s well known Dell already offers Data Storage servers at the low end of the market with re branded EMC products. Now Dell is also getting into the Online Data Storage industry:
“Dell Chairman Michael Dell used his 2007 Consumer Electronics Show keynote to show off what may be the PC giant’s biggest services gambit yet: an online backup service called Dell DataSafe that will be available later this year.
The new password-protected service, unveiled Tuesday before hundreds of CES showgoers, allows users to easily back up data online and migrate it to a new laptop or desktop PC. Pricing for the new service wasn’t available.”
Remember how I said ODS is going to be like ‘free checking’? Well it’s happening. Folks still disagree with my theory that Online Data Storage Companies will pay you to upload data.