Cloud drive accelerates cloud storage by as much as 100 times enabling you to use cloud storage just like a normal hard drive or file server. Cloud drive supports the iSCSI protocol and can be accessed from many platforms including Windows, Linux and Mac. Cloud drive provides increased availability enabling you to access your data even when your internet connection is down. An optional component, cloud drive optimiser, improves performance, reduces bandwidth and reduces your data storage requirements. The optimizer periodically analyses and optimizes your data. This component can be installed on all iSCSI clients in the home or office. An optional component, cloud drive network accelerator, improves the performance and availability of your data. The network accelerator provides a local private cloud that compliments the cloud storage provider. This component enables you to access your data even when your internet connection is down. This component can be installed on all computers in the home or office.