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Symform breaks the traditional cloud storage model and goes a step forward with a decentralized approach giving customers free online storage with more security, reliability and better disaster recovery solutions but for a cost of trading in your existing storage left well connected to the internet while you use this service. This makes the service more unique but sounds disagreeable when you have to leave your existing storage running while Symform claims this service is 10x lesser expensive to other alternatives.
The free cloud storage solutions like Dropbox, Sugarsync, Google Docs, Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud offer free services up to a maximum of 5GB, while Microsoft offers 25GB with its SkyDrive more than that are charged. These can satisfy only the individuals to store, share and sync files whereas Symform can satisfy enterprises’ needs for free. Symform considers Nirvanix, MozyPro and Acronis as its competitors to compares the storage capacity and pricing structure. Amazon, EMC, Carbonite can also be considered as competitors even they charge on per GB usage basis, and however, they belong to the cloud family.
The users allow Symform to access their storage as a result to enjoy the advantages of cloud based storage offered. For example, you need 100GB of cloud storage, you give them access to 150GB from your existing local storage. Hence your local storage is always connected to Symform which is then connected to other people through their cloud service. You still need to offer 150GB to have 100GB cloud storage. Before you want to subscribe to it, check the product requirements and pricing compared to its competitors.
Symform offers online backup and disaster recovery when your data crashes, you can configure Symform to download your data safely to your local storage. Its Resilient Decentralized Storage Architecture offers impermeable protection, uncompromising cloud speed and disaster-proof durability. With its advantages, it claims to be the first decentralized cloud storage which takes cloud computing a huge step forward. The traditional cloud storage has a centralized data center which is more susceptible to failures and it is charged heavier than the decentralized Symform storage on RAID-96 architecture makes the system more secure and reliable.
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