Autonomic Controls will offer support for Amazon’s new Cloud Drive service in all models of Autonomic Mirage Media Servers (MMS-2 and MMS-5) with a free firmware update during the second quarter of 2011.
Autonomic's Mirage Media Server stores digital content collections in a secure, online locker, providing global access and automatic synchronization between locations. The Amazon Cloud Drive integration bolsters Autonomic’s growing list of supported online services which currently includes Pandora internet radio, TuneIn Radio (RadioTime) and SiriusXM Internet Radio.
Music purchased from Amazon.com will instantly be available on a user's Mirage Media Servers via the Amazon Cloud Drive. According to Amazon, customers will start with 5 GB of Cloud Drive storage to upload their digital music library, and those who purchase an Amazon MP3 album will be upgraded to 20 GB of Cloud Drive space. New Amazon MP3 purchases saved directly to Cloud Drive are stored for free.
The Autonomic MMS will automatically upload new content to the Amazon Cloud and then synchronize all digital music to MMS servers around the globe.
"From the start, we made support for cloud storage a foundation of the MMS architecture, beginning with a successful integration with MP3Tunes.com,” said Michael Toscano, Autonomic co-founder and chief technology officer. “Knowing the cloud is the future, our R&D efforts have been focused on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage network for some time. This has put us in the perfect position to leverage support for the Amazon Cloud Drive quickly.”