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QNAP & Symform Partner to Offer Free Cloud Backup

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor-in-Chief on December 01, 2011
 
Dec.01 --TAIPEI, Taiwan & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--QNAP® Systems Inc. announced a partnership with Symform to provide QNAP customers with up to 200 GB of free cloud backup and unlimited cloud backup for a low flat monthly fee. Symform is available with all new QNAP units and to existing customer devices through a free software update. QNAP customers simply click on the Symform tab in the QNAP Cloud Backup wizard to quickly register and start backing up their NAS data to the Symform cloud, enabling secondary backup and disaster recovery services.

“QNAP customers purchase our NAS products because they place great value on their data,” said Jérôme Jaussaud, product manager of QNAP. “QNAP offers users cloud backup solutions to safeguard their data, and we are pleased to offer an additional data protection alternative by partnering with Symform, who offers the lowest price on the market for secure cloud storage.”

In addition to fast and affordable backup services, users can use Symform to synchronize critical data directly from a QNAP device, between multiple QNAP devices, or between a QNAP device and other devices, such as laptops or tablet PCs. Because Symform has as no file size limits, users can use the cloud to backup large files or images. Symform also provides users a way to earn more free services through referrals and contribution. Symform is the industry’s first decentralized cloud backup and storage solution, providing users a cloud platform that is faster, more cost-effective, and more secure than traditional cloud solutions.

“At Symform, we are offering revolutionary value with secure cloud storage and backup at the guaranteed lowest flat fee,” said Praerit Garg, president and co-founder of Symform. “QNAP is a leader in the NAS market focused on delivering high quality solutions, and we’re excited to supply its users with the most affordable and secure cloud backup and disaster recovery solution.”

The Symform storage cloud is free of charge (up to 200 GB) with QNAP NAS firmware V3.5.2. Users who upgrade their QNAP Turbo NAS to firmware V3.5.2 also receive the following enhancements:

    * Improved performance for changing file and folder permissions when Advanced Folder Permission is enabled.
    * Five new UI languages: Hungarian, Romania, Thai, Portuguese (Brazil) and Greek.

QNAP and Symform are hosting an upcoming Webinar on backup disaster recovery best practices for small and medium businesses, scheduled for December 8, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. To register, go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/142655150.

Availability

Symform is now available for all QNAP Turbo NAS models that have been upgraded to firmware V3.5.2.

The new V3.5.2 firmware update is immediately available for all QNAP Turbo NAS models at: http://www.qnap.com/download.asp.

About Symform

Symform is revolutionizing cloud storage. By joining the Symform Storage Cloud Network, businesses can exchange unused local storage for cloud storage. The more you contribute to the Symform network, the more cloud storage you can receive. With its patented technology, Symform encrypts, fragments, and geographically distributes data, providing cloud storage that is more affordable, faster, and safer. Get up to 200GB free cloud storage or unlimited storage for a low flat monthly fee. To join the revolution today or for more information, go to www.symform.com or email us at info@symform.com.

Symform, Symform Storage Cloud, the Resilient Storage Architecture, and RAID-96 are trademarks of Symform, Inc. References to other companies and their products acknowledge the trademarks owned by their respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

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