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Handy Backup Supports Amazon Glacier in Abandoning Tape, Goes Further in Online Backup Durability

Novosoft LLC, a data backup service provider, announced an update of online backup service with regard to the latest industry trends including the announcement of Amazon Glacier storage.

Alliance, Ohio, August 28, 2012 – Novosoft, the acclaimed provider of Handy Backup data backup solutions, announced an update of its online backup service. The update brings optimized functionality for service compatibility with Amazon Glacier, the recently presented cost-efficient cloud storage. Following Glacier’s philosophy of abandoning tape as backup media, Handy Backup brings advanced backup features beyond low prices for cloud storage.

"I do like your service’s backup features, but how much will it cost to back up my companies 25 computers on a regular basis, with the online backup recurring billing, clients used to ask us. However, those questions are becoming a history. With the cost-efficient solutions for cloud storage like Amazon Glacier, finally it is the set of handy backup features which becomes a key factor for a client to choose a backup solution. The demand for a product increases when the prices of its complements decrease. Investing in powerful online backup functionality and service compatibility with the most efficient storage is what heavily contributes to the recent increase Handy Backup’s online backup service popularity," said Aleks Dolgushev, the head of Handy Backup Business Development Department.

The announcement of the update of Handy Backup online backup covered the service’s data transfer speed, storage pricing, and customization opportunities.

What concerns data transfer speeds, the representative of Handy Backup claimed the speeds delivered by the service to be in the first lines of the competition. The high speeds were made possible by proprietary algorithms of transferring data developed by Novosoft programmers and the principles of copying only the file differences to the cloud. The last one relies on the principle that the software can be installed on the actual cloud servers in a data center and interacts smartly with the client console on the user side.


The Handy Backup cloud storage pricing is now claimed to be more flexible and scalable. Besides the default pricing, every client can request individual price plan, optimized for the particular IT infrastructure (the number of computers, data capacity, backup regularity, etc.).

The Novosoft Handy Backup online backup update followed the announcement of Amazon Glacier, the cloud storage designed to hold data that is accessed infrequently but needs to be maintained for legal reasons or future reference, such as financial or healthcare records.

The cost of storing data in Amazon Glacier starts from $0.011/GB per month (?0.0069) for the EU-West region and up to 10TB can be stored for $0.12 (?0.076) per month. Amazon Glacier is claimed to be aimed at taking over on-premise solutions among other things.

The online backup update is announced to "get Handy Backup to the next stage of product evolution".

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is a family of backup software products and online backup services for data protection of Windows PCs, servers, cross-platform networks, and Android mobile devices. The software prices range from $0 for Handy Backup for Android, the mobile app, to $599 for Handy Backup Network Server, the mixed OS remote backup tool. The current version of the software is 7.2.2. In 2012, the brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For more information, feel welcome to visit the official Handy Backup brand page, Handy Backup on Google+, Facebook, @Handy_Backup channel on Twitter, and Handy Backup on Google Groups.

About Novosoft

Novosoft LLC specializes in system software development and IT consultancy. The company product line includes programs for fast data backup, ERM, and other apps. Among partners and clients there are universities (Stanford, Ohio, and more), large companies (Motorola, Siemens, and others), and numerous companies of all sizes and individuals who trust their data backup to Novosoft. In 2012, the company celebrates the 20th anniversary of working on the international software market. Besides industry leadership, the company is known for educational activities. For more information, please visit

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