It negates the inflexibility of leaving your data at home or at the office and the risk of loss, theft or damage that comes from taking your files around with you in your pocket or on your laptop.
humyo.com offers a unique set of features to suit a data and web-reliant society:
As well as being accessible through the website interface, users can access their storage space through the downloadable client, which mounts humyo.com as an extra drive on their PC. Files can then be dragged and dropped as suits and accessed even when the PC is offline. Available now for Windows, a Mac OS X client will be available in the near future.
"The beta phase has been really successful," says Dan Conlon. The fact that over 100,000 users are already storing such a huge amount of data shows the demand for a secure, easy to use service. The majority of the services out there at the moment are pretty exclusive in terms of their usability. We designed humyo.com for the average computer user whether it be our parents storing photos or kids storing music.
"If people actually calculated the financial and sentimental value of the data that they keep on their computers, I think they would be surprised. Storing copies online will provide insurance against disaster," he says.
humyo.com takes all possible measures to ensure the security of user data including 256-bit encryption, firewalling, and a partitioned network. In addition, humyo.com's servers are stored in a former Bank of England gold bullion vault with bomb-blast corridors and blast-proof steel gates.
humyo.com was founded by Dan Conlon, a dotcom entrepreneur who sold his
first business to Pipex, where he became MD of Hosting. The business is
privately funded and has experienced growth of 510% in the six months to