Category Archives: Announcements

Mozy at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013

Members of the Mozy team had a great time earlier this month representing Mozy at the 2013 edition of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. We were able to meet with a bunch of great people at the booth and enjoyed the warm, overcast Orlando fall weather.

MozyEnterprise customer Florida Virtual School presented on their experience with MozyEnterprise on the first day of the event. Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an innovative public school offering accredited K-12 online education, free to Florida residents. Keeping the digital classroom running smoothly means keeping the 2,000 teachers in the FLVS faculty online and with consistent access to their classroom data. After struggling for years with complex and sluggish external hard drive backups and laptop replacement processes, which took a week or more, FLVS switched to MozyEnterprise and has cut the delay in data restoration by over 75 percent.

MozyEnterprise’s ease of use was put to the test when a teacher unfortunately lost her work laptop in a house fire. Thanks to Mozy, she was back up and running with every file she needed in no time.

Take a more detailed look at Florida Virtual School’s MozyEnterprise experience. Below is the presentation that was given about the event. We’re looking forward to next year!

Mozy’s Growing Presence in South America

ColumbiaDid you realize Mozy is growing strong south of the border?

One proof of this is our recent distributor partnership with Sciotec in Colombia. Founded in 2005, Sciotec is a rising star in the region for IT security and backup and storage, having received top reseller awards from the likes of Symantec and Hitachi Data Systems. By focusing more and more on offering cloud backup in the burgeoning South American region, Sciotec has grown steadily the past few years.

With help from Mozy and other select data protection vendors, Siotec has in 2013 broken its company sales records. They will now be offering their expertise to help resellers create their own online backup business powered by Mozy. By offering new ways for partners to provide Mozy’s leading service to its reseller partners, and by offering local currency and language support, Sciotec was a perfect match to be Mozy’s distribution partner of choice in Colombia.

Learn more about Sciotec.

How Do You Shift to People-Centric Computing? Two Words: Centralize and Hybrid, Says ESG

“It’s all about the people,” argued Peter Drucker, the most influential management thinker of the past century (see WSJ article).

It’s a philosophy that we hold dear in our hearts at Mozy – and one the analysts at ESG appear to champion, as well. The latest report from the storage experts highlights the shift in emphasis needed to deliver comprehensive data protection for the modern workforce. And it really boils down to the people.

As the world of backup evolves, it’s becoming less about forcing people to use specific devices that you force them to back up to a specific destination – and more about protecting the data belonging to those people and intelligently selecting a backup destination that suits it best.

“A hybrid architecture means that an organization does not need to make ‘either-or’ data protection decisions, but can instead use centralized and distributed backup approaches wherever each makes sense,” said Jason Buffington, Senior Data Protection Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

“For example, centralized data protection could provide the foundation for compliance, while distributed backup could add agility in dealing with remote data,” said Buffington. “The key to success is choosing the right data protection tools for each recovery goal — and, rather than the IT department trying to own every single piece of the infrastructure, making sure that they own the management for all of the organizations’ data backup, regardless of method.”

It’s well known that EMC has a comprehensive portfolio of backup services that offers on-premise, private cloud, public cloud and hybrid solutions. The new ESG-Mozy white paper helps big companies better understand those different tools. It offers advice on building a hybrid, people-centric approach that meets all their needs.

And this kind of approach will meet their needs so long as the business makes sure that the ownership and control of backup management holds fast across the entire enterprise. Corporate office employees, remote office employees and workers on the go all have different data backup and access requirements and need to be treated uniquely.

Putting people at the heart of the backup strategy is core for Mozy. We talked about this in July when we made big changes to the foundation on which the Mozy service is built. And we’ll continue to talk about it as we bring more features to market based on our new infrastructure.

The ESG White Paper’s hotlist of “must haves” for a successful hybrid backup architecture includes the following characteristics:

- Data protection and access and the ability to recover that data are all provided
- It’s manageable by the IT organization
- Remote and branch-office employees are equally supported
- Security is as strong for the cloud piece as for the on-premise piece
- Productivity is enhanced through the hybrid approach.

You can find out more about implementing a hybrid backup solution by reading the new ESG White Paper, and the recently released ESG Lab Validation Report: MozyEnterprise: Secure, Efficient Cloud-based Backup.

Vote for Mozy – Small Business Influencer Awards

Small Business Influencer AwardsMozy’s MozyPro cloud backup service for business has been nominated for a 2013 Small Business Influencer award in the “Apps” category.

The 2013 Small Business Influencer Awards “honor companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market.”

We need your help! Click here to cast your vote for MozyPro cloud backup in the Small Business Influencer awards. You can vote once every 24 hours between now and September 9, 2013, when the voting will close.

93% of all companies that suffer significant data loss close within 5 years. Traditional backup solutions can be expensive and take weeks to implement, leaving small businesses vulnerable to revenue and productivity loss. MozyPro was designed specifically for SMBs.

Over 100,000 businesses trust Mozy to back up their data. Many of these customers are small businesses who use MozyPro to ensure that their data is safe and secure and is being backed up on a regular basis. One of these businesses is Dr. Earl, a dentist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about Dr. Earl’s Mozy story in this video:
 

Mozy by EMC will be easier to manage and scale

Today, we’re announcing some important updates to MozyPro® and MozyEnterprise® that will make management of the services much easier, saving you time and money. So, what is all the fuss about? Two words: simplified management. Across our services, we’ll be introducing a new storage management platform, keyless activation and provisioning, and for MozyEnterprise, Active Directory integration. We hope you’ll love Mozy even more, especially if you’re the admin for your company.

Here’s what these two little words – simplified management get you:

Seamless Single Sign On (SSO) integration – MozyEnterprise® will integrate with your Active Directory or other LDAP solution, making the maintenance of the Mozy service more manageable for administrators and easing scalability for your organization. Additionally, MozyEnterprise will integrate with any IdP that supports SAML 2.0, including Ping, ADFS, SiteMinder and VMware Horizon.

Learn more about our Active Directory offering >

Simple Storage Management – Mozy is introducing Pooled Storage, which will make resource management simple, fast, and more cost–effective. Storage will be managed at the organization or user group level, with the added option of setting maximum storage limits to specific users or devices. Your account administrator will no longer assign storage on a per device basis.

Keyless user provisioning – Protection for every employee in your organization with fast user provisioning and activation – and no license keys required! You will be able to add one or more users quickly by simply importing a list of users and easily configuring the settings for users and user groups. With the option to silently deploy backup agents to your employees’ devices, you will be able to ensure protection of your business data, regardless of location. Furthermore, your employees will be able to self–service their own activation, installation and restores – while your admin maintains control.

We look forward to delivering this enhanced Mozy management experience. As Director of Product Management for Mozy, I am excited about the new changes that we will be releasing for our customers. We continue to work hard to keep Mozy as the leading cloud backup service, globally – there is much more to come so stay tuned.

For more information, about our simplified management features visit our Support Portal >

Be safe,

Gytis

Mozy Wins Gold in Tech Awards Circle Cloud Backup Provider Selected Among Top Technology Products, Individuals for 2013

Tech Awards Circle Gold Logo 2013Mozy, the world’s most trusted provider of cloud backup and access, has been awarded Gold for the 2013 Tech Awards Circle, in the Midrange Software category – for its MozyPro business backup product. Winners were selected by an independent panel of publication reviewers/journalists.

Tech Awards Circle celebrates the products, vendors and individuals making a difference in the industry today. The winners represent a broad range of achievements, from hardware to software to services for small businesses and enterprises alike.

“Mozy was rated among the ‘best of the best’ for true industry excellence and innovation to be a winner of the Tech Awards Circle finalists,” said Kevin Anderson, awards program coordinator. “Our judges were impressed with the level of submissions from all the vendors entering this year’s competition, so for Mozy to be named a winner of this prestigious award is a testament to the quality and innovation shown. We wish them continued success and look forward to them defending their title during the next awards period.”

“Awards like this help remind us how fortunate we are to be part of the amazing Mozy organization, working together to build and improve this world-class backup service that is protecting our millions of customers – from individuals to Fortune 500 companies – and giving them access to their important data wherever and whenever they need it,” said Russ Stockdale, General Manager, Mozy.

Learn more about Tech Awards Circle. Learn more about Mozy.

A match made in the heavens – cloud backup for Google Apps

As you may have heard, Mozy recently partnered with Spanning Cloud Apps to offer cloud-to-cloud backup of Google Apps to our valued customers. So why did our two companies join forces? Simply put, we’re both dedicated to providing our customers with best-in-class, comprehensive cloud backup and access solutions.

Spanning and Mozy

With the tremendous amount of data being generated by businesses today, safeguarding that data without compromising on quality or security is paramount. Not only are businesses creating exponentially more data year over year, they’re also migrating toward cloud productivity solutions such Google Apps which provide more flexibility for the workforce. Increasingly, we’ve been hearing from Mozy customers using Google Apps who are looking for a way to back up the critical data they’re creating in the cloud. As you know, Mozy automatically backs up all the spreadsheets, email, photos, videos, and more that are created and stored on desktops, laptops and servers. Spanning offers a similar level of backup for data that is created in the cloud via Google Apps.

The joint partnership allows us to offer our valued customers the most comprehensive set of cloud backup solutions around. And that’s why we’re really excited about this new arrangement. Regardless of where the data is created –in the cloud or on a laptop — Mozy and Spanning have best-in-class backup solutions built specifically for your needs.

Be Safe.
Dave

Mozy at EMC World 2013

The Mozy team is excited to head to Las Vegas for EMC World 2013, May 6-9 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. You can find us in booth #735 (right next to the EMC BRS booth). We’re looking forward to catching up with old friends and spreading the good word about Mozy. Stop by the booth for a free massage, and make sure to pick up one of the coveted “Back the F:/ Up” t-shirts.

Mozy will also be featured in two EMC World sessions:

We’ll also have a Partner Buzz session on May 7th at 11:30 am featuring a 20 minute Mozy presentation.

“Don’t Gamble With Your Data” Contest and Awesome Prizes

Mozy at EMC World 2013

You shouldn’t ever gamble with your business data by using a backup provider you can’t trust. However, Mozy is offering EMC World attendees a chance to win big by “gambling” for prizes in a giant poker game at our booth. Stop by booth #735 to pick up your cards. Get more information (including a rundown of the over $2,000 in prizes we’re giving away) and mention this blog post when you stop by the booth for an extra card.

EMC World

You can still register for EMC World. Find out more about EMC World 2013.

Spiceworks Cloud Program Helps Mozy Reach 2.4 Million IT Professionals

Mozy has joined the Spiceworks Cloud Program. As a member, Mozy’s cloud backup technologies are now integrated into Spiceworks’ free IT management application, allowing 2.4 million Spiceworks users to access their Mozy account directly from Spiceworks.

Spiceworks

“The ability to monitor our Mozy account from Spiceworks is a big win for our IT department,” said Jeremy Beeson, network administrator at Renaissance Financial Corporation. “Spiceworks’ cloud integrations help us work more efficiently by enabling us to monitor and manage our cloud services from a single interface.”

The integration of Mozy capabilities into Spiceworks will help IT professionals:
• Understand when the last backup was completed or if there was an error in the last backup process
• See which devices on their network are being protected
• Assess the storage quota for each device so they can reallocate or purchase additional capacity from Mozy
• Receive alerts in the Spiceworks Cloud Services Dashboard or via email when storage capacity is running low.

“Many of our business customers also use Spiceworks, and we want to make it as easy for them as possible to administer Mozy through Spiceworks,” said Gytis Barzdukas, Senior Director of Product Management at Mozy. “It’s a growing community of IT managers and service providers, and we’re happy to team up with Spiceworks so that more IT professionals and businesses can learn about the world-class cloud backup service we offer.”

Mozy-Spiceworks screenshot

The Spiceworks Cloud Program gives cloud providers a way to simplify the lives of IT professionals by reducing the number of management interfaces they need to use each day. It also helps them reach 2.4 million Spiceworks users from the application they use to discover, monitor, manage, and provision their favorite services.

“As SMBs continue their push to the cloud, Spiceworks is disrupting how the latest services are discovered, managed and marketed,” said Scott Abel, co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks. “We’re providing a platform cloud vendors can use to tap into the power of our network and reach IT professionals as they’re researching and deploying the latest services.”

Current and prospective Mozy customers can access the Mozy interface for free by downloading or updating their Spiceworks application to the latest version 6.2.

Mozy Cloud Backup Available on the Comcast Upware Marketplace

Mozy’s industry leading cloud back up service for small and medium businesses, MozyPro, has joined the Upware marketplace from Comcast Business to offer the industry-leading Mozy backup service to small businesses.

The Upware™ marketplace is a suite of cloud-based business tools that can be purchased through one easy-to-use web portal. It contains cloud apps covering every aspect a business might need: data backup, data security, document collaboration and web collaboration. Upware helps simplify the world of IT for small businesses.

MozyPro supports small businesses like the Snohomish Fire Department.

Small businesses like the Snohomish Fire Department benefit from using cloud tools like MozyPro Online Backup.

More and more, small and medium-sized businesses are purchasing bundles of cloud-based business applications from a single trusted provider. The Upware™ marketplace from Comcast Business makes it easy to purchase and manage those applications all in one place. With a selection of the best business apps, Upwire allows businesses to deal with one administrative console and one consolidated bill.

“Comcast has sought out the best providers of business applications that our SMB customers need to run their business,” said Kevin O’Toole, senior vice president/general manager, new business solutions at Comcast Business Services. “We’re proud to partner with Mozy to offer a data protection and backup solution that can help our customers keep their information securely stored in the cloud.”

“We’ve heard from an increasing number of service providers looking to offer our best-of-breed cloud backup solution to their customers,” said Russell Stockdale, GM of Mozy. “In response Mozy has made it even easier for service providers to include Mozy as one of their core market offerings. By including Mozy in this marketplace we’re enabling Comcast Business Class to offer their valued customers the world-class cloud backup service they’re looking for.”

Mozy is available now on the Upware marketplace for Comcast Business at https://upware.comcast.com/home