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KineticCloud Supports Apple's Mac OS for Hybrid Cloud Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh, Digital Content Manager on February 21, 2013
KineticD Provides Complete Protection from Data Loss

TORONTO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- KineticD™, known for its cloud backup and data recovery services for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that KineticCloud Backup® for Mac supports end users who are looking for a reliable, easy solution for backing up files continuously and automatically, but more importantly restoring data lost from a total system crash.

More than 66 million users have chosen Apple's Mac today and while it's true that Apple has developed sophisticated backup mechanisms into its software, TimeMachine and iCloud were designed for the consumer market. As the Mac user base continues to grow, SMBs are looking for a business class Cloud backup solution for both Mac and PC systems that supports and protects ongoing data entry and file versioning that occurs throughout a normal business day.

When systems integrator, Colin Doll, president of Vast-IT, Inc. in Pickering, Ontario received an emergency call from his customer, a Mac user, he learned that their accounting program had crashed, taking with it several hundred invoices. Not only was the entire network down but employees were unable to utilize the system until it was repaired and the data was restored.

"Many of our customers use PCs and Macs within their environment, so one of the key elements in choosing a Cloud backup provider was to support Mac and PC users equally," said Doll. "Four years ago, we conducted extensive research before we chose KineticD as our backup vendor of choice. Since then, this partnership has allowed us to extend our services without the cost of installing and maintaining our own Cloud. They are in one word, amazing."

In a matter of 45 minutes, Doll had walked his customer through the steps to log in to the KineticD cloud and download the latest backup set from the server. After a short 90 minutes, not only was the application restored, the customer was thrilled to find that all but three invoices had been restored as well. More importantly for Doll and his team was the ease of use in supporting his customer from his office, without the need for a site visit.

"With the proliferation of Mac devices in the corporate world today, it is important to provide our customers with a well rounded solution for their data protection initiatives," said Jamie Brenzel, CEO, KineticD. "We know that our clients have multiple devices at their disposal and our goal is to make sure that every laptop, workstation and server is protected, regardless of the operating system."

KineticCloud Backup for Mac provides the option of backing up and restoring corporate data from the KineticD Cloud, using the KineticD centralized web portal. With this technology, SMBs are able to restore any combination of files, folders and backup sets across any number of Macs, including a complete system restore of application and data files. To further support users, KineticD's KineticMobile iOS app is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPods, providing complete control over access to corporate data whenever and wherever it is needed.

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About KineticD
KineticD™, an early pioneer of cloud backup technology, has set a new industry standard by providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same level of security and protection that is available to large enterprises. KineticD's patented KineticCloud™ Backup technology, known for its scalability, advanced data reduction capabilities and ease-of-use, has won prestigious industry awards and has been featured in many key industry publications. Founded in 2002, KineticD technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 60,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 100 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access.  For a free trial or to request more information, visit

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