Dolly Drive gives free online storage to college students for Mac backup
September 14, 2011 in Announcements
[prMac.com] New York, New York - College is all fun and games until someone loses an eyeball. Or a term paper. Or a semester worth of notes.
Cloud services provider Cirrus Thinking is giving 1000 college students 1 free gig of Dolly Drive, online storage for Apple Time Machine, plus the chance to win $1000 in college spending money, in an effort to encourage students to backup their papers, projects and schoolwork online.
The Dolly Drive service uses Apple's native backup application, Time Machine, which automatically saves and archives selected content notes every hour, to backup the content to the cloud. As long as the Mac is connected to the internet, the content gets backed up offsite without the user even having to think about it.
"College students are constantly on the move with their laptops and probably not thinking about 'What if' scenarios like losing their papers, projects and schoolwork to a crash, spilled coffee, or theft'' said Anthony Palermo, CEO of Dolly Drive. "But if we can just get them to set up their Mac's Time Machine to backup their schoolwork to Dolly Drive, as they get ready for the semester, then we feel can save them from lost paper nightmares. The chance to win $1000 hopefully helps encourage them as well."
The ReBoot&Rally contest includes the chance to win $1000 by tweeting a special message on Twitter. That message can be found on Dolly Drive's Twitter page or the ReBoot&Rally contest online.
Students can also download the already free Dolly Clone application which makes an exact duplicate of a Mac on an external drive, so if anything goes wrong with the Mac, they can just Reboot right away, and keep going from where they were.
Dolly Drive is a subscription software and online storage service designed for Apple's Time Machine. In addition to providing Mac users offsite cloud storage directly through the Time Machine application, the application allows users to create a bootable clone of your Mac on an external hard drive for local disaster recovery. It works with Apple's Lion and Snow Leopard platforms. Launched in January, Dolly Drive was named MacLife magazine's Best of Show and Best Software at MacWorld 2011.
Cirrus Thinking was founded in 2009 by a pair of passionate Apple fans with the goal of delivering the critical advantages of cloud services to Apple users at the consumer, small businesses and enterprise levels. The first product Dolly Drive, an online backup solution for Apple’s Time Machine launched in 2011 and was named MacLife Magazine’s Best Software and Best of Show at MacWorld 2011. Cirrus Thinking’s entire range of Mac and PC products and services provide cutting edge solutions for auto-archiving, online backup, hard drive cloning, online storage, file syncing, and more. Cirrus Thinking has offices in New York and Miami, with data centers located in the United States and Europe. Copyright (C) 2011 Cirrus Thinking. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Time Machine and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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