SOURCE: AetherWorks

May 16, 2017 15:29 ET

AetherWorks Launches AetherStore 2.0 Freemium, Pooling Unused Computer Storage To Create Secure Network Drives On Demand

AetherStore Provides Cost Effective, Enviro-Friendly, Flexible Software-Only Solution For Storing, Accessing And Recovering Data

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - AetherWorks, a software research and venture development firm, today announces that its first product AetherStore is now available to the public in a freemium version. AetherStore pools unused space from existing Windows workstations & servers to create secure, encrypted, replicated network drives on demand. The release of AetherStore 2.0 freemium allows anyone to download the software and create their own local 'cloud-like' storage with unprecedented ease, and without ever handing their data over to a third party. Prior to this launch, AetherStore has only been available via resellers.

With AetherStore's patented technology, anyone can now pool their local storage into highly secure on-site drives. These drives are most often used as inexpensive, low-RTO backup storage. With the speed and added security of being on-site, plus the supremely low cost, AetherStore is a cloud-beater for data backup. AetherStore is a cost-effective alternative to existing storage solutions, as it does not require new hardware and does not require a high-bandwidth internet connection. AetherStore maximizes an organization's investment in IT infrastructure, enabling more value to be squeezed out of existing computers, and meets the increasing needs for data storage without requiring any new hardware.

"Cloud storage is good for accessibility, but nothing beats on-site storage for security and, if storing your backups, for speed of recovery. As the most recent round of ransomware attacks showed us, backups are critical -- and onsite backup storage lets you recover far faster than cloud. With AetherStore you have cloud-like simplicity and low cost with the security and recovery-time benefits of being on-site. It's like your own, private, on-site storage cloud," said Robert MacInnis, Ph.D., CEO & Founder of AetherWorks. "We made the decision to expand access to AetherStore beyond resellers through a freemium version so that a wider range of IT consumers can take advantage of the numerous benefits our software provides, and make use of all that spare space on their computers that is currently going to waste. For companies that embrace AetherStore, they can be confident knowing that they are making the most of their hardware investment, and that their data is on-site, secure, and readily accessible."

In addition to their storage solution, AetherWorks also offers ActiveAether, a fog computing technology that utilizes locally available computing resources to streamline processing for high-traffic technology, such as for IoT devices. ActiveAether's patented technique for providing and consuming web services enables the demand-driven deployment of location-neutral software.

About AetherWorks

AetherWorks is a software research and venture development firm dedicated to bringing original, high quality technology to market. AetherWorks specializes in distributed systems and has patented technology in software-defined storage and fog computing. Current development projects include AetherStore, a distributed storage solution and ActiveAether, an internet-scale architecture for the demand-driven deployment of software services using geographically- appropriate resources. For more information, visit www.aetherworks.com.

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