Bill Abrego
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Abrego000 rated on 03 Feb 2014
[Version 4.1]


Abrego000 reviewed on 03 Feb 2014
Finding a safe place for my data for decades to come is an interesting thought, and I gave it quite a bit of thought ...

Moving my files from point a to point b easily, and storing them offsite at as low a cost as possible is very important to me.

I want to feel comfortable to archive (for the long haul) the stuff I can't afford to ever lose (marriage license, copies of birth certificates, family photos, tax records/docs, ...).

Nothing more is really needed. Just get it from a to b, and store it in b for safekeeping.

I think Antoine de Saint-Exupery said something like "perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." That's my philosophy as well, and seems like this app's philosophy too. Real simple is good.

I'm using iProtectMac to send copies of all my important local docs/files to the cloud. And with Amazon's Glacier pricing, I'm doing it for basically peanuts.

I real like that this app uses Amazon’s Web Services on-demand cloud storage - they have data centers all over the world from Brazil to China. I'm pretty sure they will be there in the future, since they're doing about $6+ billion in sales, and are valued at something crazy like $19 billion.

It's comforting to know that all my super important personal stuff will be there when (or if) I ever need to access it. So kind of forever ...

I like it.
[Version 4.1]

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Abrego000 replied on 18 Mar 2014
It is amazing how much digital content and data we all create these days.

Even my mom with her iPhone or digital camera creates gigabytes of photos of the grandkids every day – and she does not want to loose them.

Was it Moore’s law that said that everything doubles every two years – including storage?

It also seems like there’s an inverse effect going on with the cost of storage – it’s rapidly decreasing.

This is good – storage requirements exponentially increasing, storage costs exponentially decreasing.

I saw that Google Drive got something like a 60% - 80% price decrease the other day. I can see everyone else following suit, and < 1 cent per gigabyte per month is on the horizon.

What’s going to change in the near future is that storage is a true commodity – nearly free and accessible from anywhere.

I like products like iProtectMac, since they take the Apple Time Machine concept of no touch backup and embrace the notion of embracing the cloud for storage.

My storage automatically expands as I need more storage. I don’t have to manage my storage. I can access my storage – and more importantly my Mac and all my files are protected – where ever I happen to be.

I think the next step is how do I find anything – how do I get visibility into my data – and how do I retrieve it. If I’ve got 1000’s of photos and I’m looking for one particular photo from 5 years ago of my kid’s 5th birthday, how do I find it?

You kind of see it with solutions like Drop Box and Google Drive. It’s no longer about backup – it’s about applications that have the data protection built into the solution.

I like where this is headed – and my mom should be happy too :)

Abrego000 reviewed on 31 Jan 2014
Nifty little app. Would like to see even more notification support for other apps (i.e. Outlook), but not sure if possible.
[Version 4.5.5]


Abrego000 reviewed on 31 Jan 2014
Couldn't live without it!
[Version 2.6.6]

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