Syncplicity Launches Business Edition For Data Storage In The Cloud

We recently wrote about data storage and syncing site SugarSync’s move to attract more small businesses, and today, another syncing service, Syncplicity, is following suit. The startup is launching a Syncplicity Business Edition that provides centralized file management, automated backup, synchronization, sharing and collaboration for business users.

Similar to SugarSync, or Dropbox, Syncplicity is used to store, share, backup and synchronize files from your computer to the cloud. Syncplicity also offers an open platform that integrates well with web applications. The platform enables developers to extend their web applications directly to the desktop, creating seamless interaction between online applications and files stored locally on the desktop. For example, you can associate any text document directly with Google Docs, Scribd and Zoho.

Features of Syncplicity’s new service include the ability to allows users access to files from any device as well as web applications no matter where the files were first saved and real-rime backup. Syncplicity’s business edition also gives admins central file management to have control over data both inside and outside the corporate firewall. Similar to other syncing services, Syncplicity is easily scalable in terms of storage and number of users.

Syncplicity’s Business Edition also promises to integrate Microsoft Office and other desktop applications with Google Apps data, as well as other web applications. And as we wrote earlier, Syncplicity offers a public API that allows 3rd parties to tightly integrate with existing solutions, web applications or new clients.The base price for Syncplicity Business Edition is $45 per month for 3 users and 50 GB of storage, or up to 60 GB with an annual subscription. Customers can also add an unlimited number of users and unlimited amount of storage.

Launched in April 2008, Syncplicity raised $2.35 million in funding from True Ventures, Frank Marshall and other investors in October of 2008.