Berkeley Data Systems Launches Mozy Unlimited Backup
Mozy offers consumers unlimited backup capacity with unlimited restores for $4.95 a month
Mozy passes 100,000 customer milestone
SALT LAKE CITY — Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 — Berkeley Data Systems, creators of Mozy online backup (www.mozy.com), today announced the release of Mozy Unlimited Backup. For $4.95 a month, users may now back up unlimited amounts of data and have access to an unlimited number of restores. Users may choose month-to-month or annual plans, and Mozy will continue to offer consumers 2 GB of automatic online backup for free.
"Since announcing our beta in April, we've grown to more than 100,000 users." said Josh Coates, founder and CEO of Berkeley Data Systems. "The goal of Mozy is to be super simple for mainstream users but also offer power users advanced functionality. Mozy has always been free, automatic, and secure; and now for $4.95 a month, it's unlimited."
Mozy Unlimited Backup also includes a major overhaul to its previous restore process. Users can now conduct unlimited restores within Windows Explorer simply by right-clicking on a file or folder. Users on the road can access and restore their data via the Mozy website.
Mozy now also offers consumers the option to order a copy of their data on DVD, shipped next-day air via FedEx. Other important features include private key encryption, custom backup scheduling, continuous backup options, bandwidth throttling, block level incremental backups, 30-day file version archives, support for files larger than 2 GB, single instance storage and automatic Microsoft Outlook file detection and backup.
David Guggenheim of Washington D.C. was concerned about the security of his daughter's documents and pictures that were stored on her personal laptop. He had reminded her time and again about the importance of regular backups. One day when she called home from school in Montreal, Canada to tell him her laptop had been stolen.
"I was just grateful my daughter had been regularly backing up her computer documents," Guggenheim said. "Our family travels extensively, and I travel frequently overseas. Since Mozy works from anywhere we can connect to the Internet, I can back up automatically just about anywhere in the world."
Berkeley Data Systems has conducted more than 2.5 million backups in the past month alone. Currently, it has more than 450 million files stored in its high security center. Mozy is the only online backup solution in the world that offers both 2 GB for free and unlimited backup capacity for $4.95 a month.
Berkeley Data Systems (www.mozy.com), creators of Mozy online backup, is a technology company based in Utah that specializes in large scale, parallel storage systems and software. Founded in 2005, Berkeley Data Systems is funded by Wasatch Ventures, Tim Draper of Draper Associates and Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson; and Novell co-founder Drew Major.
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