The ever-changing world of backup services, both online and on-premises, has a few news items this week. New features and models show that this market is maturing and it may be time to take a closer look at what is out there.

SonicWall is offering continuous data protection in a new version of its backup appliances. There are four different models that can backup from five to 15 servers, the smallest starts at $1,600 for storage of 2 TB.

In the online backup world, Backblaze launches today its v2.0 service which adds unlimited file sizes and file types to its backups. Lots of online services limit the sizes of the files that they are willing to copy to their service, so this is a notable advancement. They also offer physical restores up to 1 terabyte and they still cost $5 per month. For a brief roundup of other unlimited backup plans, read our article here.

Finally, earlier in the week, KineticD announced the beta-version of its hybrid cloud backup software solution, KineticCloud Backup for Servers. (We last wrote about them here. They offer continuous protection and native support for Microsoft Small Business Server, Exchange (Full and Mailbox Level), Outlook, SQL and Hyper-V (at the Hypervisor Level).