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Mozy Online Backup for Cisco NAS devices Now Available

Mozy and Cisco announced today that they have developed a joint solution to provide data protection through online backup to Cisco Smart Storage devices. Mozy for Cisco Smart Storage is now available as an integrated solution on the NSS 300 family of Cisco devices. Through the Smart Storage device, Cisco customers can now add online backup, powered by Mozy, a low-cost strategy for making sure data is accessible, protected and able to be restored when and where it’s needed.

Two Layers of Data Protection

With the Cisco network-attached storage device (NAS), you can easily create a localized storage system as well as an offsite backup for disaster recovery and data protection. Simply select the files you’d like to store on your device as well as online in Mozy’s secure global datacenters. Adding online backup to your NAS device means you’ll now have two layers of redundant data protection, keeping your information secure and available where and when you need it.

Integrated for enhanced ease of use

Mozy online backup is integrated into your Cisco Smart Storage device, so no download is necessary. To activate, go the Backup menu of the Cisco Smart Storage interface, select the Mozy icon to get started. Various plans are available for purchase starting as low as $145 annually.

How to buy

Want to get started using Mozy for Cisco Smart Storage? Select the Backup icon on the Smart Storage device to be walked through the purchase process. Don’t have a device? Contact your local Cisco reseller to purchase the NSS300 with a side order of Mozy online backup. Find a Cisco reseller in your area here.

Need more information?

Contact the Mozy for Cisco Smart Storage team directly at storagepartner@mozy.com for any Cisco/Mozy-related question.

Frightful Computer Haiku Contest Winners

Five hundred entries
Who would have imagined it?!
Difficult to choose

Some made us chuckle
Some cleverly created
Some were just out there

But we loved them all!
Thanks for the entertainment
And sharing your skills

Announcing the three
Winners of cash and great fame!
Congratulations!

  • System seems cozy
    Until malware is nosey
    Glad I have mozy
    -David von Arb
  • Found secret e-mails,
    So his lap top learned to fly.
    Hope he had mozy.
    -Holly Lemieux
  • Drive fried, files Inside
    with many thanks to mozy
    for saving my hide
    -A Segal

And other favorites
No cash, but a little fame
Were also favorites

  • Deleted work files
    Adventurous nine year old
    No match for Mozy
    -Karen Webb
  • Where for art thou files?
    Six feet under dead and cold
    Should have got MOZY
    -CherylDC
  • Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
    Once desktop but now doorstop.
    All memory gone.
    -Linda Johnson
  • The hot blond’s email
    is somewhere on my hard drive.
    Backup for true love.
    -David Fink
  • Photos fill our lives
    Shh, it happens to hard drives
    Mozy rescues all
    -Stew Stryker
  • What was lost is found
    Mozy down Memory Lane
    Order is restored
    -Kathy Nichols
  • Mozy lets me save
    my cat, Phil, from a house fire
    and leave my PC
    -Marci Nelson
  • Mozy: My hero
    Until this awful contest
    Made me like Haiku
    -Pat Finnegan
  • Is this email real?
    “Hello from your old Girlfreind.”
    Boot Sector is fried.
    -Ron Oliver
  • Not just kilobytes
    My life’s work and memories
    Locked in a dead box
    -Patrick
  • I smell the ozone,
    Smokey tendrils from the fan,
    Was that my last click?
    -Steve Goodger
  • Notebook slides from lap
    Does not land like falling leaf
    Autumn brings no joy
    -Wendy Magnall
  • Hard drive hacks hair-ball
    Bits vanish into ether
    “No backup”, I wail
    -rich coco
  • If my computer
    had a mouth, i would punch it
    Please help me Mozy
    -Kevin Elam

A Very Mozy Halloween

Here at Mozy we support scary, as long as it doesn’t involve data loss. So in honor of Halloween – the scariest of holidays – every year we have a company pumpkin-carving contest. This year’s entries were pretty awesome, so without further ado, here are this year’s scary Mozy pumpkins:

Frightful Computer Haiku Contest

What? You haven’t thought of haikus since the 5th grade?! Well, that changes now. We want to see your best Frightful Computer Haiku, and we’re giving 100 bucks to our three favorites. Need a refresher on how to create a haiku? It’s simple. Line one is five syllables, line two is seven syllables, and line three is five syllables. Here’s one of our own as an example:

My hard drive hiccups
Fear for our precious photos
Wife would have my head!

To submit your Frightful Computer Haiku, add it as a comment on this blog post. If you really want to get us to notice them, post them to Facebook or Twitter with a link back to our blog post (use the hashtag #mozyhaiku if you’re on Twitter)! Good luck and get original! We’ll post winners on Friday, October 29, 2010. One entry per person, please.

Back Up, Don’t Smash Up!

Imagine if someone offered you a shiny new MacBook (or PC, if you don’t follow the Cult of Jobs) to replace your dinosaur of a laptop. You’d jump at the chance, wouldn’t you?

But what if you had to hand it over right there, along with all your files, documents, pictures and music that you had stored on it? And what if you then had to smash it to pieces and watch all your work be destroyed right in front of you?

It turns out that mom was right. It really is what’s inside that counts. Our research shows that people in the UK valued their data, on average, at £12,484. Suddenly the swap doesn’t seem such a good idea, does it? Of course, if you’d backed up your data, all you’d be handing over would be worn-out keys and a smudged screen.

Our team in the UK took to the streets of London to tempt a stream of commuters with an incredible offer: a brand-new MacBook – if they smashed up their old laptop right there. Was anyone confident enough in their backup to take our challenge?

Check out what happened in our video:

Mozy Support Video: How to Sign Up For MozyHome

This is the first in a series of videos we’ve created to help you get the most out of Mozy. This video explains how to sign up for a new MozyHome account.

For more tips, tricks, tutorials, and help with Mozy, go to http://support.mozy.com.

Call for Mozy 1.8 for Mac Beta Testers

As we march our Mac client ever closer to its 2.0 release, we’re still publishing updates to improve the performance of our existing client. We’re getting close to releasing our latest Mac version (1.8) and we’re looking for a few good beta testers. If you’re interested and prepared to give us great feedback on this latest version, go to http://mozymacbeta.questionpro.com and fill out the brief survey there. If you’re accepted as a beta tester, you’ll be notified and sent download instructions for the new client. Thanks in advance for your help!

Mozy 2.0 Twitter Contest

FINAL UPDATE: The contest has concluded. Winners are as follows:

1TB drive and free year of Mozy

  • @lgladdy
  • @rkudeshi
  • @mostaghimi

Free Mozy T-shirt

  • @RaymondHill101
  • @infoarchitect
  • @bythewar

For more information on how the contest ended up, check out the Mozy 2.0 Twitter Contest Leaderboard.

To celebrate the release of Mozy 2.0 for Windows, we’re having a trivia contest! For the next week, we’ll be asking a series of trivia questions based on the theme of “All things 2.0.” We’ve gotten creative with our trivia, so get ready for some craziness! Here’s how it’ll work:

  • The contest starts today, May 18, at noon MST. After that, we’ll be asking one question an hour via our Twitter account, from 10 AM MST to 4 PM MST every day for a week. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one here.)
  • The first person to tweet to @mozy with the correct answer(s) to our question will receive 5 points. The second person to guess the correct answer will get 1 point.
  • Answers must be tagged with the hashtag #mozy2 to be valid.
  • The contest will run for one week, so it ends on May 24 at 11:59 PM MST.
  • At that time, we’ll tally up the scores and the people with the top 3 point totals will get a 1TB external hard drive to use with Mozy’s new 2xProtect as well as a free year of Mozy!

Feel free to post questions in the comments. Good luck, and be safe!

UPDATE: We’ll now be posting trivia questions outside of the 10-4 MST window so that everyone can participate. Just look for posts with the #mozy2 tag.

UPDATE: The leaderboard is live! We’ll also be throwing some schwag out for random participants, so even if you don’t win the points competition, you could still pick up some awesome Mozy stuff!

Announcing Mozy 2.0 For Windows!

If you’ve read our previous product release notes on our blog, you’ll notice that we always say that we’re excited to release a new version of Mozy. While this is true every time, it’s especially true this time, as we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Mozy 2.0 for Windows! Why are we so excited? Well, just take a look:

  • Up to 25% faster upload speeds – we know that one of the difficulties of online backup is that it takes time to move data online. We’ve made some significant changes to our client that makes that process a lot faster.
  • New interface – while we still have all the customizability and flexibility that power users have come to love and rely on to protect their data, we’ve made the Mozy client to be easier to configure, easier to understand, and easier to use for virtually everyone.

and last but not least…

  • Mozy 2xProtect! – we’ve preached it for years, and now we’re helping you practice it! Mozy 2.0 now allows you to back up to an external hard drive as well as our online servers. This means that you can have the speed, convenience, and protection of a local backup, while enjoying the peace of mind and extra safety that Mozy online backup already offers. We call it Mozy 2xProtect. To learn more about Mozy 2xProtect and how it can make your data even safer, check out our 2xProtect page!

As you can see, Mozy 2.0 represents a dramatic step forward in our product. We’re thrilled to be offering you a better, safer backup experience.

You can download the new Mozy 2.0 Windows client at the following places:

MozyPro
MozyHome

Mozy 2.0 for Mac will be coming later this year.

Be safe!

Announcing Mozy.co.uk and Mozy.ie!

In an increasingly globalised world, it’s still nice to get a bit of the local touch, whether it’s eating at your favorite mom-and-pop diner or getting your hair cut at the local neighborhood barber shop. That’s why Mozy is proud to announce the launch of Mozy.co.uk and Mozy.ie! Now UK and Irish customers can take advantage of the power of Mozy without the hassle of having to deal with foreign currency, distant datacenters, and overseas support staff. That’s right! As part of this site rollout, we’ll be providing:

  • IE and UK payment processing – Irish and UK customers can use local currency at checkout!
  • IE and UK datacenters – No more sending your data from Ireland or the UK across the pond to keep it safe anymore. That means faster upload and download speed, better security, and greater peace of mind!
  • IE and UK support – We have sales and support staff in the UK and Ireland to provide a better, more responsive support experience.

So while we’re excited to be moving in a more global direction, we’re even more excited to be providing a more personalised, convenient experience for our customers in the UK and Ireland.