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Mozy Saved My Bacon Contest Winners!

We want to thank everyone who participated in our Mozy Saved My Bacon promotion earlier this month. We’ve enjoyed interacting with you and hearing your stories about how Mozy has helped you recover from all sorts of disasters. From cats to thieves, floods to fires, and quite a few dramatic hard drive crashes, Mozy users have used Mozy’s reliable backup and restore capabilities to recover from whatever life threw at them.

Now to the exciting part – let’s announce the winners! (If you see your name and/or story below and haven’t heard from us, please e-mail contest@mozy.com to claim your prize!)

3rd Prize (A “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt)

Taylor White
Solowalker
Robyn Davis
nikandorov
mitchpoplichak
Michelle Roush
Mary Piontkowski
markconcard
freedms
cmbarry
cjw333
Chris Davis
BeckJeffrey
Paul Woolsey
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2nd Prize (A “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt and a free 1-year subscription to MozyHome)

Kristin Savko

Kristin’s story:

“Six weeks ago I came home from work, opened my front door, and found my house was on fire! Immediately I had the urge to take on the dangerous task of grabbing personal items…my son’s baby photos, our wedding photos, financial documentation. In a flash, I remember, it’s all backed up to Mozy. I was able to turn myself around and leave knowing that my most precious memories were safe and sound. We were lucky to have contained damage and my computer is safe and sound. In addition, Mozy was very convenient because I have been able to access all my important computer files remotely until we are back in our home again. What a relief Mozy has been!! (PS- My house has smelled strangely like bacon for the last few weeks…)”

Tess Saarel

Tess’ Story:

“I accidentally put ALL my files in the trash, then I EMPTIED the trash. Did I notice when it took 20 minutes to empty the trash? No, because I was rushing to leave on vacation. The trashed items included all past mortgage, credit and  tax information, scanned important documents like my marriage certificate and my children’s birth certificates, all my personal photos from the past 3 years, all my receipts and etc. etc. Well, I got back from vacation a week later and looked for my files. They were gone. Nowhere to be found. You can imagine my surprise and horror when I could not find my files. Slowly, the reason WHY the trash had taken so long to empty before I left on vacation dawned on me …. Well, Mozy really did save my bacon! I went to the website and requested a restore of all my files. This took a short while, but it worked. Whew. Mozy home, I am sold forever.”

AfricaMama

AfricaMama’s Story:

“Boy did Mozy Save My Bacon!!!  I had just come off running the Nile River in Uganda and the dropped a group of us in Kampala on a main thoroughfare but in Africa, there are no street lights.  I had my computer, camera, Kindle, and other electronics in a bag in my hand.  As i got off the bus, out of the dark, someone comes up from behind my left shoulder and snatches my bag.  There was NO way to run after the guy and retrieve it.  And a police report did little good.  It was the start of my vacation and I was devastated.  My whole life was on there.  My biggest loss – my photo library!!!  Thank goodness, for Mozy!!!!!  My son, back in the states, was able to buy me another netbook and restore ALL my data!!!!!  Hooray!!  He sent me the new computer and life is good!  I ALWAYS back up!  I’m off to Africa again for 3 months of work and feel “secure” knowing that if it happens again, I’ve got my data….”

Leanna McLaughlin

Leanna’s Story:

“I am a doctoral student. I was writing my comprehensive exams; the major exams I had to take before being allowed to write my dissertation. I was given three days to write two 20+ page essays on a prompt. I spent the first day preparing both essays and had planned on writing one essay for each additional day. I spent the second day writing my first essay and collapsed in bed exhausted. On the third day, I was going to proofread my essay from the previous day before writing my last essay. But, it was GONE! I couldn’t find that I saved it anywhere, in any of my files. After panicking and crying my eyes out, I remembered that I set Mozy to automatically back up my files. I checked and there it was!! I restored the file and was able to finish my ‘comps’ in due time. Mozy definitely saved my bacon that day!”

Nina Grant

Nina’s Story:

“I was finishing up culinary school this June and started to assemble photographs for my portfolio when I realized I was missing a significant chunk of time.  I had lost eight months of pictures and nearly had a meltdown!  Not only was this portfolio important to my grade, but it was supposed to show the progression of your work throughout the program, so I knew using only recent pictures wouldn’t cut it.  Mozy to the rescue!  I found and restored all of my pictures with ease, finished my portfolio and submitted it on time.  No word on whether Mozy helped me earn that 100% . . .”

And now for our Grand Prize winner, who wins a free 2-year MozyHome subscription, a “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt, a $50 Bacon Gift Certificate, and a copy of the book “Bacon: A Love Story”….

Ashlie Kerr

Ashlie’s Story:

“In April of 2010, I had my third child- a little girl.  Very tiny, cute and cuddly!  We brought her home from the hospital on a Saturday afternoon.  We celebrated with our family who had come in town, snapped a few hundred pictures, and tried to settle in to a new normal with a new baby and two small children.  As we awoke Sunday morning, we were evacuating our house with our three young children and nothing else as the flood waters rose towards our home in Nashville.  I cried as the volunteers drove us away from our home watching our plants disappear under water, our fence go floating away, and the muddy water wash over my husband’s newly built deck.  However, as long as my family was safe, I knew Mozy would protect all our computer data- even if the water destroyed our PC.  Thanks for saving our bacon, Mozy!”

Congratulations to all of our winners and again, a big thank you to everyone who participated. If you’re a winner and haven’t heard from Mozy yet, please e-mail contest@mozy.com to claim your prize. We will also be reaching out to you this week to get in touch.

Mozy Data Shuttle Has Launched!


We are excited to announce the arrival of our Mozy Data Shuttle™ service for MozyPro® customers in the U.S.

With today’s upload bandwidth speeds, the initial backup for large data sets can take weeks, and sometimes even months. Mozy Data Shuttle is a delivery vehicle designed specifically to solve this problem and will enable businesses to quickly, easily, and securely back up their data to a Mozy data center within days, making this a great solution for anyone with 100 GB of data or more to back up.

How does it work? Mozy ships a Data Shuttle drive (or drives) to you overnight. When the drive arrives, simply plug the Mozy Data Shuttle device into your server and allow the MozyPro client to transfer the data to the device. During the transfer, the Mozy client will encrypt your data twice: once with the default Mozy key or your personal key, and then again with a unique/one-time use key. Once your data is safely loaded on the Data Shuttle, return it to Mozy with the provided overnight shipping label. As always, we then store your data encrypted at rest. Your server’s incremental backups can begin even before you return the drive to Mozy!

Mozy Data Shuttle is currently available in the U.S. for datasets from 100 GB to 8 TB. For more information, visit the Mozy Data Shuttle section of Mozy.com.Mozy Data Shuttle is currently available in the U.S. for datasets from 100 GB to 8 TB. For more information, visit the Mozy Data Shuttle section of Mozy.com.

Mozy is Heading to VMworld 2011!

Mozy will be in attendance at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas next week, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. We’re looking forward to catching up with our friends and spreading the good news about Mozy!

Now that we’re closely aligned with VMware, we’ve put our minds together and are working on some projects we’re very excited about. Make sure to stop by our booth (#233) to find out more about Active Directory integration for MozyPro powered by VMware Horizon, how Mozy and Shavlik are now working together on a project that simplifies IT management for SMBs, and Mozy Stash (our file syncing and sharing service). Find out more info about Stash or sign up for the private beta here.

These highlights are just a few of the things we’ll be talking about at VMworld this year. As always, we’ll have plenty of Mozy swag to give away!

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Mozy is now compatible with Mac OS X Lion

Mozy proudly announces Mozy Mac Client version 2.3.1, fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and generally available Monday July 25th.

Now you can combine the advantages of the new Mac OS features like AirDrop, Versions, FileVault 2, and Time Machine with the peace-of-mind that comes with Mozy backup, including:

  • Access to your files anywhere at any time through Mozy web, mobile, and tablet apps
  • Confidence that your files are safe even if your local Time Machine drive fails
  • Premium security, optionally coupled with FileVault encryption

Download the newest Mozy Mac Client.

MozyPro Goes Mobile

Mozy app for mobiles
We are excited to announce that the Mozy iPhone app is now available for MozyPro customers on either the iOS or Android mobile platforms.

As with the previous Mozy mobile app releases for MozyHome customers, MozyPro users can now access their Mozy backed up files from their mobile device. Additionally, they can download the file and use it with other iOS or Android apps that support that file type.

For MozyPro administrators, we understand you need to have control over access. That’s why in this new release, MozyPro admins can enable or disable the app for their organization through the MozyPro Admin Console.

Note If you or your organization encrypts data using a personal key, Mozy is working to add mobile file decryption to an upcoming release.

Get it now

You can find the updated Mozy iPhone app in the iTunes App Store (either from iTunes or your iOS device), and you can either send the Mozy Android app from the Android Market, or access and download the app from the market on your Android device.

Mozy Android QR code

Learn more about our Mozy mobile offerings.

The Mozy Android app

Mozy Android app

The Mozy Android app is now available!

You can find the app in the Android market (either send the app to your device online or access and download the app from the market on your Android device).

Mozy Android QR code

Like the Mozy iOS app, MozyHome users can access their Mozy backed up files from their mobile device. Additionally they can download the file and use it with other Android apps that support the file type.

Three restrictions do apply:

  • Only users in the U.S. and Canada can access the Mozy app in the Android market. (A global update is planned to release soon.)
  • The Mozy app only works with MozyHome accounts at this time. (An update for MozyPro customers is already under development.)
  • If you have opted to encrypt your backups with your own private key, this Android app version cannot decrypt your files.

Learn more about our Mozy mobile offerings.

Mozy and VMware Join Forces

Today is “virtual moving day” here at Mozy.  While our offices and focus remain the same, Mozy employees are transferring as an intact team to VMware from our mutual parent company, EMC.  VMware and the Mozy team will continue the full portfolio of Mozy services.  In addition, staff from both companies will begin to integrate longer-term development plans central to building and delivering hybrid cloud solutions.  EMC retains the Mozy business as it has been delivering it for over four years now.  An operational support agreement between EMC and VMware is in place to make this possible and ensure no impact to Mozy customers.  We’ve developed a strong partnership with VMware and over these past several months it has become increasingly clear that moving to VMware will allow us to take advantage of and extend the synergies we’ve been building between the companies.   VMware and Mozy share a vision for how cloud computing will transform IT and help businesses achieve greater agility.  By joining forces, we believe we can accelerate the development of offerings that businesses are looking for.

Mozy customers will experience our service just the same – our service offerings, data centers, and customer support are completely unchanged.  Mozy customers can count on us continuing to improve and invest in our existing services.  In the future they can also expect greater interoperability between Mozy and VMware environments, and complementary end user and server-related services.

So we’re excited about this “virtual move,” and are confident it will be a very positive one for Mozy customers and the Mozy team. Also, check out what VMware had to say about today’s announcement.

- Charlotte Yarkoni, Mozy COO

The Mozy iPhone app

Mozy iPhone app

We are excited to announce that the Mozy iPhone app is now available on the iTunes App Store!

What can you do with it?

For this first version of the Mozy app, our goal is simple: We want to provide MozyHome customers an app for accessing their files backed up to Mozy. There are some very cool features, such as emailing a file, opening in other applications, and viewing photos or sharing them to Facebook. But we kept the feature set lean because we hope to update frequently based on user feedback. This version is the beginning of something that we plan to update regularly.

Getting it

You can find the Mozy iPhone app in the iTunes App Store (either from iTunes or your iOS device).

Three restrictions apply:

  • The Mozy app is listed in iTunes only for users in the US & Canada. (A global update is planned to release soon.)
  • The Mozy app currently only works with MozyHome accounts. (An update for MozyPro customers is already under development.)
  • If you have opted to encrypt your backups with your own private key, this version cannot decrypt your files.

Learn more about our Mozy mobile offerings.

Announcing MozyHome file sync and mobile apps

Mozy is pleased to announce the following:

  • Mozy file sync beta
  • Mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android

These two features will allow you to do more with the information that you’ve already backed up to Mozy.

Mozy file sync allows you to synchronize your files across all your computers automatically. No longer will you need to email a copy of a file to yourself, or wait to show off your vacation pictures until you get to your home computer, or even have to rely on USB drives to make your files portable. With Mozy file sync, your files are automatically synced across every device, ready for consumption wherever you are. We are currently looking for Mozy customers (free or paying) to beta test this feature.

With Mozy’s mobile apps, you’ll be able to access your backed up files from your iPhone, iPad or Android device. Browse files or search for a specific file from anywhere. Quickly view photo thumbnails and download the full file in high resolution, right to your mobile device. Email any of your backed up files or photos to friends and family, right from your phone. Using Mozy mobile apps, you’ll be able to access and use your information where and when you need it.

We’ve been using these cool features internally for a few months now and… we’re hooked! Both features will be available to Mozy customers soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to be considered as a candidate for a private beta of the sync feature, or be one of the first to be notified of the Mozy mobile app, please visit http://mozy.com/backup/sync-beta.

Good news for MozyPro resellers!

This week we announced our new MozyPro Reseller Program. Our new MozyPro reseller program brings new enhancements and tools to MozyPro that will help our resellers better serve their customers while helping them grow their online backup business. These enhancements include:

  • A new Mozy Reseller Portal where resellers can sign in with their MozyPro credentials for complete access to help them market, sell, and support their MozyPro business. Visit the portal to learn more. (MozyPro login credentials required.)
  • Mozy now gives qualifying resellers the ability to prominently feature their company brand in both the MozyPro client and web system at no additional cost. Learn more >
  • The MozyPro Administration Console includes new reporting capabilities that will enable resellers to better manage their customers’ needs in less time.
  • The new Mozy Accreditation program gives resellers the ability to receive increasing benefits as their business grows.

We’re excited about these new improvements, and we especially thank our resellers for their continued support and feedback to help make MozyPro better. If you have any questions relating to our Mozy Reseller Program, please contact resellers@mozy.com for more information.

Be safe,

The MozyPro Reseller Team