for small companies looking to back up pc and mac data would Amazon EC2 be most suitable?


I have a web design company with clients asking me to back up their business data as well as web sites - the latter I already do on a back up server with my host - and some may want to be able to access programs and data remotely in future - clients are small firms with up to 5 pcs so no big networks - some are mac based some windows - would amazon ec2 give me the flexibility and security I need as it appears to be good on cost and easy to set up or would you recommend another solution

thanks Nick
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Amazon's service would be good to backup databases or as a SANS replacement. If you want to backup clients PC's you should take a look at Iron Mountain's Connected Backup or Crash Plan. It really depends on your budget and what the client is looking for.

Hope that helps,


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tramworksnickAuthor Commented:
Thanks - a connected back up for pcs will be brilliant
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