The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.Last week, in Part #1 of this article, I described the very cheap and also very reliable online backup services offered by Amazon. The two services are Amazon Simple Storage Service (usually called Amazon S3) and Amazon Glacier. The prices for these online services are much lower than any other cloud-based backup service I have seen. Amazon also has an excellent reputation for reliability and is used by large and small corporations alike, as well as by thousands of individuals. For details, you should read Part #1 of this article, still available in the Plus Edition newsletter's web site at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=26427.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is the gold standard of online storage, backed by Amazon.com, Inc., a $100 billion company. S3 offers 99.999999999% durability of your data. It's designed to withstand the concurrent loss of 2 data centers without losing your data.