VIP Computer Centre Ltd (VIP), the UK's leading independent distributor of computer components and peripherals, revealed its imminent launch into cloud computing with the exclusive sign-up of online storage provider, Livedrive, from 22nd February 2010.
As users look to increasingly relinquish their reliance solely on PC hard drives to keep information safe, online storage is the comfort blanket many users are looking for to back-up and expand their existing storage capacity without the need for upgrading any physical infrastructure. With the introduction of Livedrive to VIP, resellers can look forward to healthy margins and excellent ‘add-on' opportunities with the sale of every netbook, notebook, desktop PC and even digital camera. So why Livedrive?
"When you look at their product offering, the list of product features they offer is extensive and currently unchallenged within the channel. If you sign-up to Livedrive, you are privy to unlimited storage space and bandwidth, even with their basic ‘Back-up' package. You can view your photos, play your music and display your Office documents via any web browser, from any computer with an Internet connection. No matter how much data you want to store online, the same low cost applies", commented Mark Lynch, VIP Product Manager.
It's not just compatible with PC's either. "Livedrive also offer special support for iPhone and Blackberry® mobile users, making it a really handy way to view personal or business files, albeit on-the-road, in the office or at home", added Lynch.
One feature in particular is really useful; the Livedrive service constantly monitors all folders, as specified by the user, to check for new files and changes to any pre-existing ones. The important thing is that it doesn't wait until scheduled times to make a back-up - this can sometimes be too late - it is ongoing.
Security is of great importance to Livedrive, and something that their business depends on. As a consequence, they utilise the latest technologies with secure state-of-the-art data centres featuring military grade encryption - there really is no better, feature packed online storage service that offers such peace of mind, and at such an affordable price point.
Dominic Cross, Sales Director at Livedrive said today: "We are extremely excited about our distribution agreement with VIP Computers. Resellers across the UK have been calling out for a boxed version of our product for a long time, and we know there's a huge market out there for it. We think that Livedrive Backup should become as ubiquitous as a virus killer - it should be sold alongside every PC - and we think that this agreement with VIP Computers is a vital step towards achieving this."