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VMware adds Mozy to its cloud and virtualization empire

Mozy is one of the most popular cloud backup services around, with more than one million users storing around 70 petabytes of data. Its popularity apparently put it on the acquisition radar of VMware -- which has now made Mozy part of its virtualization empire. VMware's official blog post makes it clear that the company wasn't so much interested in Mozy as a consumer offering. Rather, it's...

Mozy announces sync apps for desktop, iOS and Android

Desktop-to-cloud backup provider Mozy has announced that it will soon release Mozy Sync, a file synchronization service like Dropbox or SugarSync. The company has also stated that Android and iOS apps will be available and that an invite-only beta is underway. You'll have to be a current MozyHome customer to be considered as a tester. What's not spelled out is how the service will work....

Mozy kills unlimited backup, time to take matters into your own hands

Set-it-and-forget-it backups to the cloud seemed like a great idea at one point. With several providers offering good annual rates on unlimited storage, a silent, overnight upload was a good way to make sure your data was protected and stored offsite. Now, however, Mozy has dropped its unlimited plan and its prices are jumping to a level where cloud backup just doesn't make sense for users with a...

Mozy online backup now offers improved restore features

Mozy is an easy, inexpensive way to back up your important data to the cloud -- and that component of the service has always been quite good. Restoring data, however, has been a little bit more of a chore. Thankfully, Mozy has been working hard to improve the restore experience, and the updated interface is now live. Apart from an improved UI, Mozy now offers one-click downloading of all your...

Comcast launches Secure Backup & Share -- 2GB of free online storage... for Comcast users!

As a Brit, I only know of Comcast as 'that ISP that throttles peer-to-peer traffic', but it's good to see they're back in the saddle and providing value-added services like this! As of now, Comcast users can login and claim their 2GB of free online backup/file sharing space. As CNET points out, it's run by the successful Mozy, which also manages the online backup/storage for McAfee (and despite...

Acronis launches multi-PC friendly online backup app

Acronis is a well-respected name in IT circles, and when they release a new application people tend to take notice. They were nice enough to give me a heads up that their online backup app for Windows was now ready for download. A good reputation is a big deal when you're selecting an online backup provider, and Acronis certainly has that. So how does their Online Backup stack up? The...

McAfee now offers unlimited online backup, but you should use Mozy instead

There are cases where re-branding something might make sense, but this isn't one of them. McAfee has announced that they are adding an online backup service to their stable of products. There's no limit on your storage space and it runs $59.99US per year. That's not a bad deal at $5 a month -- right? Well, no, it's not. But you could go and get the exact same service without the red McAfee M...

Carbonite launches online backup for Mac

Carbonite has been providing online backup services for PC users for years. This week the company launched a Mac client. Here's how it works. For $54.95 a year, Carbonite provides you with unlimited online storage space to backup all the important files on your computer. At regular intervals, the program will scan the folders you designate and copy any new or changed files to the server. If...

Subscriptions make great presents - Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and if you're trying to think up a few good gift ideas for your geeky or not so geeky friends and family, we're here to help. Over the next few days we'll be bringing you a number of suggestions for Download Squad style gifts. To kick things off, I wanted to talk about a gift idea for the computer user who doesn't really need any new software:...

Mozy now offering Enterprise backup

Online backup provider Mozy has just introduced its enterprise backup solution, aptly named MozyEnterprise. We'd like to first point out that the name "MozyEnterprise" commits not one, but two egregious web 2.0 transgressions: cute misspellings of common words and removing all spaces from the name. How's the service itself, you ask? MozyEnterprise is offered as a fee-based subscription service....

What's your offsite backup solution? - Ask DLS

A friend of the Squad, (we're not naming names here Ben), recently had a little mishap with his data backup plan. He was doing a fresh install of Leopard on his Mac, and so he backed all of his data up to a external hard drive, installed OS X 10.5, and then found out that the drive was corrupt. No problem, he logged into Mozy, his online backup service to access his 60GB of offsite data. But he...

Mozy - PC and Mac online backup you never have to think about

We've mentioned Mozy before, first just over a year ago, then more recently in passing, but somehow we've never mentioned that the service is available for both Windows PCs and Macs. Having used it now for just over a month on a Mac, the surprising thing is that it truly is "set and forget". It's possible to hide Mozy in your user interface so completely that you don't see any clue whatsoever that...

Avoiding lost data on a Windows PC

Lost data, the words should make any user cringe at the thought. Hours of time spent creating documents, all gone in a matter of seconds. It's something that we never want to happen to us. Of course there are ways to ensure that data can be recovered. Microsoft has been so kind as to build in a back up program on Windows XP and Vista operating systems. Wired has an outline of all the goodies users...

Backup your Mac online with Mozy

Mozy has been offering an excellent automated online backup service for Windows users for a while now, but the company has now launched a Mac OS X client. There's a dearth of companies offering backup solutions for Mac users. While some may say that's because Macs don't crash as frequently as Windows machines, that doesn't help if you happen to have your Macbook stolen. Mozy lets you store up to...

Mozy: Free automatic remote backup

Mozy is an remote backup service for Windows whose main differentiating factor is that it's free. Sort of. I'll get to that in a moment. Like most online backup systems, you install some software and then schedule it to send your precious files to a server somewhere else every week, night, whatever. Mozy emphasizes security, transmitting your files over 128-bit encrypted SSL and then storing them...