IDrive Launches On Premise, Cloud Backup Appliance

Los Angeles-based online backup and storage provider IDrive has launched a new, on-premise backup appliance, which it says makes it easier for its users to back up their data to the cloud. IDrive said its new IDrive Private Cloud is a 6TB, on premise backup solution, which also includes 6TB of cloud based backup space. The rack mountable server is aimed at providing faster backup and restore for its customers, and costs $1000 for the first year. IDrive said it developed the appliance specifically to allow businesses to store their data on-site while still having access through the cloud.