Feeds

Spare Backup signs Carphone Warehouse

Laptop cloud backup

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

You will soon be able to backup content on your Carphone Warehouse laptop to a data centre in the cloud, as Carphone W has signed a deal with Spare Backup.

Spare Backup backs up a computer's content to its data centres in the cloud. It's a Nirvanix, Carbonite, and Mozy competitor, and it's been signing up consumer-facing outlets to sell its software and service bundled with kit they sell and branded by them as a white label deal. It's signed up Sony for Vaio systems and Dixons Stores Group in the UK.

The Spare Mobile service is a new product that enables a mobile phone user to have content fetched from his or her PC and displayed or played on the phone.

Carphone has signed for the backup service and not Spare Mobile, according to a Spare Backup SEC filing. Spare Backup will create a website for Carphone Warehouse customers using the service, which will use Carphone Warehouse branding.

Carphone W will be entitled to a share of the monthly and annual customer fees to Spare Backup for the service which Spare Backup will pay on a monthly basis.

We asked both Carphone W and Spare Backup about possible use of the Spare Mobile service in the future, but neither were able to comment immediately. ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
No biggie: EMC's XtremIO firmware upgrade 'will wipe data'
But it'll have no impact and will be seamless, we're told
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.