Nirvanix Targets Amazon S3 With Offer

San Diego-based Nirvanix is targeting current customers of Amazon's storage-as-a-service offering, Amazon S3, saying Tuesday that it will allow users to upload data to its service with no fees for the next 30 days. The company said that it wants to make it easier for companies to consider its web-based storage service. Nirvanix--which usually charges data transfer fees for adding data--also said it has created a new migration tool to specifically migrate Amazon Simple Storage accounts to its service. Venture-backed Nirvanix offers a similar suite of online storage options to Amazon S3, accessible via programmatic APIs for third party developers. Nirvanix is venture backed by Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and recently added the European Founders Fund as an investor.