Dolly Drive Adds Throttle to Let Users Control Bandwidth and Upload Speeds During Time Machine Backups to the Cloud

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Dolly Drive, online backup for Apple’s Time Machine, has added a bandwidth throttle in its version 1.5 upgrade, giving users greater control of internet speed used during Time Machine backups to the cloud and simultaneously letting users allocate more bandwidth for other programs during those backups. The upgrades to overall control of backups include a new user interface that provides easier access to Dolly Drive’s growing number of capabilities and will be available for both Lion and Snow Leopard. Dolly Drive was named Best of Show and Best Software by MacLife magazine at Macworld 2011.

The new bandwidth throttle solves a challenge that our users were sharing with us as a desired improvement.

Dolly Drive, online backup for Apple’s Time Machine, has released its version 1.5 upgrade, adding a bandwidth throttle that gives users greater control of internet speed used during Time Machine backups to the cloud. The throttle increases and decreases easily by sliding horizontally, as simply as increasing the volume on your speakers. It is part of a revamp of the user interface panel which gives users easier access to Dolly Drive’s breadth of functions including backup, disaster recovery and soon to be available online storage.

The upgrade to Dolly Drive’s Lion and Snow Leopard-ready backup application means users can reduce the amount of bandwidth used during Time Machine backups to the cloud, simultaneously giving Mac users greater upload and download speeds for other bandwidth-intensive activities like streaming, Skyping, and browsing.

“This upgrade reflects the commitment of our team to listen directly to Dolly Drive users throughout development” said Anthony Palermo, CEO of Dolly Drive. “The new bandwidth throttle solves a challenge that our users were sharing with us as a desired improvement.”

“When Time Machine performs a back-up using an internet connection it tries to use all your available internet speed without considering that you may need this speed for other purposes.The throttle lets you continue backing up without suffering a loss of performance in other bandwidth-heavy functions.”

The increased control will be particularly helpful for Dolly Drive’s Business users, since even with multiple Dolly Drive backups running on the same network, there is no longer competition for bandwidth.

Dolly Drive is a subscription software and online storage service designed for Apple’s Time Machine. In addition to providing Mac users offsite cloud storage directly through the Time Machine application, the application allows users to create a bootable clone of their Mac on an external hard drive for local disaster recovery. It works with Apple’s Lion and Snow Leopard platforms. http://www.dollydrive.com

About Cirrus Thinking

Cirrus Thinking was founded in 2009 by a pair of passionate Apple fans with the goal of delivering the critical advantages of cloud services to Apple users at the consumer, small businesses and enterprise levels. The first product Dolly Drive, an online backup solution for Apple’s Time Machine launched in 2011 and was named MacLife Magazine’s Best Software and Best of Show at MacWorld 2011. Cirrus Thinking has offices in New York and Miami, with data centers located in the United States and Europe.

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