Enterprises Gain Low-Cost Online Backup Option

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-04-04 Email Print this article Print

Newcomer Berkeley Data Systems' MozyPro provides unlimited data backup plus multitenant administrative console with reporting and configuration tools.

Following a highly successful word-of-mouth entrance into the market, online data backup provider Berkeley Data Systems officially launched April 3 a business-oriented version of Mozy, its hosted storage service.

The MozyPro remote backup service, which Berkeley DS founder and CEO Josh Coates said already has signed up more than 2,500 businesses, is similar to its consumer online backup service, Mozy, but adds enterprise features and support.

Coates last December introduced Mozy Unlimited Backup, which individuals can use to back up an unlimited amount of digital files—documents, photos, video—to a secure, multipetabyte outside server.

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The small, American Fork, Utah-based company offers the first 2GB of storage for no fee, and the unlimited backup—which includes an unlimited number of restores—costs $4.95 per month. Users may select month-to-month or annual payment plans.

Coates told eWEEK that the basic Mozy service has grown to about 160,000 subscribers in 15 months. MozyPro appears to be headed along the same trajectory.

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