ElephantDrive Scores Win At Netgear

Los Angeles-based ElephantDrive is powering a new cloud storage service which was rolled out this week by Netgear, a manufacturer of data storage hardware. Netgear, which announced its new ReadyNAS Vault online backup and disaster-recovery service Monday, is using ElephantDrive to provide the service to its users. Financial impact of the deal was not disclosed. Netgear said the new service will allow users of its data storage devices to backup and recover data from any Web browser and any Internet location. ElephantDrive is a developer of software used for online backup and restore; the firm uses a combination of its own storage and Amazon S3's storage service for its back end data storage. "We're very excited about this partnership," Michael Fischer, ElephantDrive's CEO, told socalTECH, saying that the firm's storage services are "a perfect complement to their fast, reliable local storage."