Synology expands C2 backups from Europe to the entire world

Did you know that World Backup Day is coming up in a little over a week? It's important to make sure you occasionally think about your backup strategy to make sure that you're covered in case of a natural disaster, house fire, theft, or a plain old hardware failure. If you have a NAS device at home, you probably have more data than most people and protecting it might be important. That's why Synology has announced that they are expanding their C2 NAS backup solution, previously only available in Europe, worldwide.

The company released the solution to European customers six months ago and received a positive response from the market. According to Synology, 96% of users who subscribed to the free 30-day trial have remained on as paying customers. There are multiple tiers available, depending on how much data you want to store within C2, but prices seem reasonable, starting at €9.99/year for daily backups and 100GB of storage, and scaling up to €69.99/TB/year for hourly backups of your data with deduplication included. All offerings support AES-256 encryption, and access to your backups is done via a web browser.

The one thing to keep in mind is that this isn't a replacement for services like Carbonite that backup your actual PC. The C2 offering is strictly used to backup your on-site Synology NAS device by installing the Hyper Backup tool and configuring it to send data to the cloud service. Hyper Backup has over 13 million downloads, and is also used to backup to remote NAS devices, remote rsync servers, and services like Azure and S3.

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