"Symantec Online Backup is a middle of the road service for small businesses that should have some appeal especially after Symantec takes the time to add a few features the competition already has. Symantec Online Storage for Backup Exec on the other hand breaks new ground providing online-offsite backup capabilities to the legions of Windows shops running Backup Exec, after they update to the new version 12.
Someone in Symantec's marketing department really should have realized that Symantec Online Backup will naturally be abbreviated SOB and that that creates too many opportunities for bad jokes for some with less restraint than this blogger. That aside Symantec did so some things right; a small business can create 1 account to protect an unlimited number of Windows workstations and/or servers and pays based on the size of the data to be protected and the length of time your data should be retained. Rates start at $43/mo for 10GB with a year's data retention. Overages are $5.10/GB but we expect Symantec will come up with plans at lower rates for larger customers."