• Spanning And Mozy Team Up, A Storage Marriage With Investment Questions Galore

    Spanning And Mozy Team Up, A Storage Marriage With Investment Questions Galore

    Last week,  Spanning, a Google Apps backup service, announced a $6 million investment from an unnamed strategic investor. Read More

  • Report: Cloud Storage Services Now Have Over 375M Users, Could Reach 500M By Year-End

    Report: Cloud Storage Services Now Have Over 375M Users, Could Reach 500M By Year-End

    According to market intelligence firm iHS iSuppli, the market for paid and free cloud storage services continues to grow rapidly and the total number of Internet users who use paid and free cloud storage services is currently around 375 million. By year-end, the company’s analysts say, that number will likely reach 500 million and by 2013, the company projects, about 625 million… Read More

  • Egnyte Raises $16 Million From Google Ventures For Cloud File Storage Service

    Egnyte Raises $16 Million From Google Ventures For Cloud File Storage Service

    Egnyte has raised $16 million from Google Ventures for its cloud file storage solution. Exisiting investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Polaris also participated in the Series C round. Egnyte provides a service that stores documents in a cloud environment with the file appearing on the desktop with shared and private folders. For instance, with Google Apps, people may… Read More

  • Instructure Launches To Root Blackboard Out Of Universities

    Mozy Founder Josh Coates launches Instructure today. He’s hoping to disrupt the entrenched player in the University LMS space, Blackboard, and take a big part of its $377 million or so in revenue. In 2007 EMC acquired Mozy, an online backup solution, for $76 million. Coates stayed for another year, then left. Since then he’s been helping Nepalese refugees integrate into… Read More

  • EMC Combines Two Acquisitions Into Decho, To Unleash Super Storage Product

    EMC Corporation is announcing the creation of a new subsidiary this morning called Decho (for Your Digital Echo), which has been formed from the assets of two acquisitions: Mozy (acquired in September 2007) and PI Corporation (acquired in February 2008). The new company is focused on protecting and managing personal digital data. It will continue to offer Mozy’s personal backup product… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 20 percent off Mozy subscriptions in honor of Apple Day

    Mozy is offering a 20 percent discount to all in honor of this glorious day where Steve Jobs not only announced new notebooks, but even managed to crack a joke about his health. Mozy offers up to 2GB of free online backup storage and recently launched MozyPro for Macs. My brother swears by this stuff, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Use “CelebrateApple” to save… Read More

  • Mozy Mac Out of Beta; 50 Free Accounts Available

    Online backup site Mozy is giving away 50 free year-long accounts to commemorate the official release of their Mac backup client. To get yours, send a message to that answers the question, “Why do you deserve free backup service for your Mac?” Data-loss horror stories are encouraged. The Mozy team will select the fifty best responses and will email the… Read More

  • Good News/Bad News For Startup Founder Cliff Shaw

    Cliff Shaw, founder of ProtectMyPhotos and DocSyncer, is having an up and down week. First the bad news. ProtectMyPhotos, which launched in October 2006, is done. They spent $280,000 in seed capital to try to make the idea work, but ultimately they couldn’t compete new backup services like Mozy and Carbonite. Mozy was recently acquired by EMC for $76 million, and Carbonite has raised… Read More

  • Mozy Acquisition Confirmed

    EMC Corporation announced the acquisition of Utah-based startup Mozy this morning, confirming our story of September 23. The price is not being disclosed, but our sources indicate that Mozy was acquired for $76 million. This was an excellent liquidity event for the Mozy team, which had raised just $1.9 million back in 2005. The company claims 300,000 business and consumer customers for… Read More

  • Breaking: Online Backup Startup Mozy Acquired By EMC For $76 million

    Online storage startup Mozy, headquartered in Utah, has been acquired by EMC Corporation, a public storage company with a nearly $40 billion market cap. EMC paid $76 million for the company, according to two sources close to the deal. We first covered Mozy in January 2006 as part of an overview of the current generation of online storage solutions. The company has a dead simple way for users… Read More

  • Mozy Goes Mac – First Really Useful Mac Hard Drive Backup Solution

    Mozy is in the news again after announcing a huge enterprise deal with General Electric last week. Today they’ve pushed a Mac version of their desktop backup solution for consumers. I’ve been using it for a week, and it’s extremely good. Previously Mozy and competitor Carbonite were excellent ways of backing up Windows based hard drives. Both are very reasonably priced at… Read More

  • Tiny Startup Mozy Nails Multi-Million Dollar GE Storage Contract

    Online backup and storage service Mozy has quietly grown to 175,000 customers since launching in April 2006. That’s not bad for the Utah-based company that runs the service, Berkeley Data Systems, which raised just $2 million in venture capital back in 2005. The company went big time today, however, when they announced a multi-million dollar deal with General Electric, which bought… Read More

  • The Help Key: Back The Frak Up

    <img src=", the situation was particularly dire.) Since then I’ve been very “don’t let this happen to you” when I talk to people about backing up their files. The number of digital media files alone on my computer skyrocketed over the past few years and to lose that stuff would be devastating. You… Read More

  • The Online Storage Gang

    The online storage market is evolving fast. In the past, users could expect no more than a simple service where files could be slowly uploaded and downloaded from a mapped virtual drive or a simple web based interface. Little competition (and the bursting of the bubble) led to very high prices for a minimal amount of storage. Over the last year a slew of new services have launched (some… Read More