Zonbu is really on to something organizing transparent online storage in partnership with the Amazon S3 storage cloud. They aren’t the only ones doing it however.
While not nearly as slick as the transparent integration that the Zonbu OS offers, ZManda, a commercial service, is now offering corporate users the ability to backup to S3, in addition to tape and optical media.
Will it be much longer before someone does a tool for Ubuntu and other popular distributions that allows the end user to create folders and entire backups directly to S3 from the desktop?
You can read more over at DownloadSquad.com: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/01/11/zmanda-offers-backup-to-amazons-s3/
Or on the ZManda website: http://www.zmanda.com/