IDrive Connects With AWS

Los Angeles-based online cloud backup provider IDrive said on Friday that it has connected its cloud-based, backup software to Amazon Web Services. The move allows customers to backup their data into Amazon's cloud services, rather than IDrive's own cloud infrastructure, according to the company, which is particularly useful for businesses located outside of the United States. IDrive said its IDrive Vault software now uses Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), which helps businesses who may be required by law to store their data in the same region they conduct business in. IDrive says it charges $1000 per year for the cloud backup service.