Vembu Technologies today announced a hosted backup service for consumers that provides free local or paid online backup.
Vembu Home uses the Adobe Air+Flex platform to provide backup of Windows computers to either internal or attached drives for free or to Amazon's S3 Cloud service. Backups can be scheduled and there is also a "dropbox" feature for quick on-the-fly backups. Support for backup of mapped drives is planned, but not currently supported.
Vembu Home is currently in "Private" Beta, during which up to 500 MB of data can be backed up to Vembu/Amazon cloud servers for free. The software and support for backing up to local storage devices will "always be free". Vembu has not yet set pricing for the online backup service.
To download the software, visit http://home.vembu.com and enter the invitation code: BACKMEUPSCOTTY
Vembu was founded in 2004 and its flagship product, StoreGrid, provides network-based backup for Service and Hosting providers, Businesses and Education.