Data security vendor Datacastle is now delivering their RED laptop backup and encryption endpoint solution as a service through Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform. Here’s the lowdown.

Datacastle RED provides secure, policy-based encrypted data backup, data deduplication, remote data deletion, and more to protect business data on laptop machines, according to their press release. By building and managing their solutions from Azure, Datacastle claims it can scale deployments to any size.

“The Windows Azure platform provides greater choice and flexibility in how we develop and deploy the Datacastle RED cloud service to our customers,” said Ron Faith, CEO of Datacastle, in a prepared statement.

The Datacastle RED service speaks for itself. But I’m always interested to see companies jump to Windows Azure -- overall, I think it's been quiet on that front so far, and I’m waiting for their developer base to reach critical mass.

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