Consolidation in the cloud as OpenText buys Hightail and Carbonite grabs Mozy from Dell

Back in the early 2000s before Dropbox was a gleam in Drew Houston’s eye, sharing large files was a huge challenge. Email services limited attachment size because bandwidth and storage were both

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

Last week,  <a target="_blank" href="">Spanning</a>, a Google Apps backup service, announced a <a href="

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

According to market intelligence firm <a target="_blank" href="">iHS iSuppli</a>, the market for paid and free cloud storage services continues to grow rapidly and the total nu

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

<a target="_blank" href="">Egnyte</a> has raised $16 million from Google Ventures for its cloud file storage solution. Exisiting investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)

Instructure Launches To Root Blackboard Out Of Universities

<img src='' class="border" alt='' /> Mozy Founder<a href=""> Josh Coates</a> launches <a hre

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

<img alt="" />EMC Corporation is announcing the creation of a new subsidiary this morning called <a href="">Decho</a> (for Your Digital Echo), which has been formed from the assets of

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

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 q

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 t

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 acquir

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

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 b

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 System

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

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 we