What is also possibly something of a surprise, rather than partnering with Google, the business is a Microsoft Partner.
I say this is a surprise simply because Microsoft has struggled to compete effectively with Google directly with its own cloud software Office 365. Yet, by linking up with StorSimple, it seems to have found a viable friend.
Therefore, for those businesses that are not that keen on using Google products then it might be worthwhile taking a peek at what StorSimple offers. After all, it received the Silver award in the Storage Magazine’s Products of the Year ceremony. More recently in 2011, the company also received the accolade of Excellence Award for Best Cloud Company and the SQL Server magazine awards. The business offers other businesses a range of cloud storage systems including tiered primary storage, cloud archival, cloud data protection, and cloud disaster recovery.
Now I have to say, as someone who has used online storage companies in the past, I automatically presumed that data protection and data recovery services where part and parcel of the service. However, to be honest, I am no longer sure if this is the case, even with well-known competitors such as Dropbox.
Yet, data protection in all its forms is still a vital component, particularly if the material you intend uploading or storing is sensitive.
The cloud is useful but not infallible.