Fasthosts Internet has launched an online storage solution especially designed for archiving valuable business data. Priced from £19.99 (per month+VAT), the service provides secure off-site storage space within a UK data centre. The service is designed for all levels of business user, with multiple methods of uploading data, and functionality for sharing documents between teams on and off the premises.

Fasthosts Secure Online Storage addresses the challenge businesses face in coping with the off-site storage of increasing amounts of valuable electronic data. The solution uses a highly scalable ‘cloud-based’ model to deliver easy-to-use, fast and highly secure storage on demand.

Users can utilise the storage as a primary file store, or as a location for back-up copies. Storage capacity is selected according to requirements and can be increased dynamically from 50GB to a 2TB. As a cloud solution, the user is not limited to specific hardware for utilising the service and can up- or downscale at any time and pay only for their required usage.

All data uploaded and downloaded is transferred with SSL, is backed-up automatically and is stored securely. The solution offers flexibility in how data is uploaded – Drive Mapping (which maps the storage as a drive on their computer), web browser access (which allows drag-and-drop transfer of files), and FTP access (easily configured for advanced users). Furthermore, the solution enables users to share documents across teams and locations.

All storage packages feature the same level of quality and 100Mbps connectivity. Fasthosts Secure Online Storage pricing comprises 50GB for £19.99 (per month+VAT), 100GB for £29.99 (per month+VAT), 250GB for £49.99 (per month+VAT), 500GB for £74.99 (per month+VAT), 1TB for £119.99 (per month+VAT), and 2TB for £199.99 (per month+VAT). Customers are offered flexible contract options and discounts for annual payment.

Steve Holford, Marketing Director, Fasthosts Internet, said: “Our new secure online storage solution is ideal for ensuring that valuable business data is always backed up securely and on-hand 24/7 from any computer. The speedy transfer and flexibility for access means increased efficiencies and easier remote working. There has never been a better business case for cloud-based data storage”.

Holford added: “All types of business could have much to gain from exploring the cloud-based solutions open to them. Workflows can often be transformed by the better performance and flexibility these deliver, and investment costs slashed significantly. For some business owners, it may seem daunting to shift their trust in a boxed solution to a hosted one, but the latest generation of online storage is highly robust, reliable and can be an excellent way to manage their data requirements”.

Full company and product details can be found at http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/Online-storage/.