Digital Lifeboat for anybody who uses a PC for work, to store photos and music, to watch movies, or for school – with the idea that those people need a way to protect their valuable files. We’ve created a software service that protects your “digital treasures”, is easy to use, and that “just works”.
Our founders have an extraordinary amount of experience with “data centers”. We understand the time, effort, and cost of building data centers and keeping files safe. We know the ins and outs – their significant security and operational risks. This is how we came to be Digital Lifeboat - a distributive storage model for online backup and recovery.
As our lives become more digital, and as we store more of our memories, our finances, our entertainment, and our work life on our computers, we need a digital insurance policy. We want to protect those files, make sure those files are constantly accessible, and most importantly, we understand the need to restore lost or deleted files. As simple as that sounds, what we do is very complicated; our solution is an entirely new mode of distributed storage cloud service. Digital Lifeboat software compresses and encrypts each file selected for backup. We then process these encrypted files with an Erasure Coding algorithm that disassembles files into fragments. Once these fragments are ready for transfer into the Digital Lifeboat Cloud, we securely send and store each of them outside of your home on different computers, web-wide. These encrypted, erasure coded, fragments are invisible on their storage hosts.
That means that we do store encrypted, erasure coded, fragments on your PC - in the same way your files are being stored, you are hosting files from other members of the Digital Lifeboat cloud. These fragments are invisible to your computer, which operates as if they aren’t there. When you add more data to your hard drive, the fragments are automatically erased – making more room for your valuable files. Our service is self-healing and self-managing. Those erased fragments are distributed on other parts of the Digital Lifeboat Cloud. We only use a fraction of your free disk space, but you are never prohibited from adding more data to your hard drive; your system does not recognize the data we store, and you don’t have to manage it in any way. In this way, you are the cloud.
Digital Lifeboat is like an insurance policy for your digital life. We are there when you need us, and we are continuously working around the clock to make the entire process easy – from installing our software, through the backup process, and of course the most valuable service of all: recovering your data.