On September 2, 2008, Pro Softnet announced that with IDrive Open Storage Service (OSS), it is making an entry in cloud storage.
Cloud Storage is a fast growing concept dominated by services like Amazon's S3. Many corporations including IBM and HP are exploring various options in this segment.
"With IDrive OSS, we are bringing a unique open concept to cloud storage with a high degree of reliability and security. While S3 and others use proprietary APIs for data access, IDrive OSS allows open APIs using native WebDAV for multiple platforms and systems.
This makes IDrive OSS instantly more accessible than any other existing cloud options available. Since WebDAV is just an extension of http, all standard security elements related to web including SSL and user authentication are inbuilt into this system," said Raghu Kulkarni, President and CEO of Pro Softnet Corp.
The IDrive OSS follows the similar pay only for what you use concept as S3 with aggressive price points. This service is targeted both for individual users as well as businesses. The service is currently in beta.