Imation getting into cloud data backup services



By Leslie Suzakamo, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Imation Corp. says it has started offering a new “cloud” data backup service, a departure from its long history of offering backup on physical media like DVDs or flash drives.

The Oakdale-based company, which makes everything from magnetic tape technology that’s a half-century old to tiny flash drives that unlock with fingerprints, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, unveiled two services that will allow businesses to store their data on server computers in data centers far away from the customer.”

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  • Joe

    “As the cloud starts to ramp up, we think this is absolutely a natural evolution for our business.” Um… starts to ramp up? 10 years ago?