Looking for online storage provider, pls help!

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  1. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Guys

    I want to provide a service offering online storage for a fixed fee each month 50G, 100G etc etc It will sit along side other services as part of a package.

    Whats the best way to do this? White label another service or start from scratch etc

    Any help or advice appreciated...
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  2. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    is this the right place to post this question?
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  3. 3sxty

    3sxty UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    From personal experience I would recommend using EdgeCast as your storage backend for value and reliability.
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: 3sxty Member since: Mar 18, 2011
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  4. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Oh ok i'll have a look do you have a contact there?
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  5. leemason

    leemason UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    You could have a look at some sort of WebDAV based technology. We have a WebDAV storage facilities hosted with our backup servers in our data centre but have not (as yet) utilised it commercially. WebDAV can be accessed using the "Web Folders"/WebDAV mini-redirector feature within Windows (from 98 onward) and can also be access natively from Apple MAC or from Linux.
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: leemason Member since: Dec 11, 2006
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  6. 3sxty

    3sxty UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, but I recommend using the Live chat on their website. Matter of fact, the only live chat facility on a website that is actually useful.

    They don't offer any client side software to access their service, it's up to you to do that.
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: 3sxty Member since: Mar 18, 2011
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  7. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    thanks Lee, i notice you have an online back up service can anyone use it globally?

    hummm ok well thats a good start...

    so, i'd need developer also to mesh everything together...

    I wonder if white labelling a service would be cost effective?
     
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    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  8. leemason

    leemason UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Mike,

    Yes it can be used anywhere. The software supports many languages and we have a few customers in the Spanish speaking world and also run branded services for computer support companies in a couple of EU countries.

    Lee
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: leemason Member since: Dec 11, 2006
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  9. Industrial

    Industrial UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    EdgeCast is best for backend storage
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: Industrial Member since: Mar 17, 2011
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  10. GotLiveChat

    GotLiveChat UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    A quick search of Google for white label online backup yielded several sites that allowed you to white label their online backup service.

    It still may be cheaper in the long run to develop your own solution, since you really just need a 'client' on the customer computer to manage the uploading to any dedicated server.
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: GotLiveChat Member since: Oct 22, 2010
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  11. astutiumRob

    astutiumRob UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Depends how much of the development and support you want to do.

    We can run ours as a fully rebranded offering, where you handle 1stline support, and your clients, just renting the technology, or on a client-by-client basis where we provide full support - or any combination of all the options.

    IME the most complex part of any backup solution/service is the client system configuration.
     
    Posted: Mar 22, 2011 By: astutiumRob Member since: May 5, 2004
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  12. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks fo rthe feedback guys...

    Online back is something we'd like to provide but the key thing is online storage of at least 50G per customer, ideally having a choice of levels 50gig 100gig etc etc...

    I'm thinking that I may need a developer as i's like it to intergrate with other services on the same site .
    Are there companies out there that do the whole lot i.e. the back end stuff and development or that have similar services that can be white labelled?
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  13. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Where is the 50 GB going to be coming from?

    Are you aware of how many days that will take at broadband upload speed?
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  14. andygambles

    andygambles UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Mike,

    I am happy to come and chat to you about offering something like this (I already do). I am in Scarborough so can come to see you at one of your breakfasts?

    Get in touch [email protected]
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: andygambles Member since: Jun 17, 2009
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  15. 3sxty

    3sxty UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If you want a developer who has experience with EdgeCast then I am more than happy to help you out.

    The median cost per GB is only USD0.075 with EdgeCast and their network is one of the best.
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: 3sxty Member since: Mar 18, 2011
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  16. leemason

    leemason UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Approximately how many customers are you thinking of? A basic WebDAV based service could accommodate this sort of thing and should be pretty simple for any experienced developer to integrate with.
     
    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: leemason Member since: Dec 11, 2006
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  17. mpbtech

    mpbtech UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Have you checked our amazon's cloud. Online backup providers like mozy all use it as it's the cheapest storage.

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)


    Regards
    Matt
     
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    Posted: Mar 23, 2011 By: mpbtech Member since: Mar 23, 2011
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  18. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thanks guys i'll take a lot at all these potential solutions....
     
    Posted: Mar 24, 2011 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  19. Network Yorkshire

    Network Yorkshire UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All,


    Just to refresh everyone memory i'm now looking closer at what can be done in this area so will hopefully be in touch with some of you.

    Thanks again for your help on this one its important to me to get it right
     
    Posted: Aug 10, 2012 By: Network Yorkshire Member since: Jan 28, 2009
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  20. astutiumRob

    astutiumRob UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    A lot will depend on how you want to sell/manage/supply this to the customer
    - is it just storage space ?
    - do you need a "cloud" app like dropbox ?
    - is this mission critical data backup so requiring multiple diverse replicated copies ?
    etc
     
    Posted: Aug 15, 2012 By: astutiumRob Member since: May 5, 2004
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