CX Enters Business Cloud Storage Fray

By Pedro Hernandez

Add Palo Alto, Calif.-based CX to the growing list of cloud storage companies that cater to businesses.

CX is expanding beyond its consumer-grade online storage and file sharing and syncing platform with a new product aimed at small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Accessible via bizcloud.cx.com, CX for Business offers SMBs up to 5 TB of storage along with sharing and collaboration features that span across desktop PCs and mobile devices.

According to CX, moving into the business cloud services market was a natural evolution for the start-up, which is already growing at a brisk clip. Currently, CX.com is welcoming 15,000 new users each week.

"We've already received such an amazing response from our individual users, and CX for Business was the perfect next step in extending our secure cloud storage product to professional teams," says CEO Brad Robertson in a statement to the press.

Now CX strives to bring consumer-friendly ease of use to business collaboration and document sharing. "CX for Business makes working together even easier, since we've created a product that is easy-to-navigate and alleviates the stress people within an organization may experience when trying to store and analyze data on their own," adds Robertson.

In addition to a secure cloud storage repository, CX for Business offers users access to a smattering of social enterprise capabilities like group chat and real-time notifications. The company's CX Rewind technology provides unlimited file revisions, without increase storage space, claims CX.

For IT managers CX for Business features centralized account management, allowing them to add and remove users, monitor the service with activity feed updates and otherwise administer the service for their organizations. CX offers apps for both desktops (Windows and Mac) and mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

CX for Business is available now. Monthly plans start at $75 per month for five team members, 1 TB of storage, unlimited groups, unlimited group storage and unlimited file versions. The company offers a 30-day free trial.

Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.

This article was originally published on August 30, 2012