BERKELEY DATA SYSTEMS LAUNCHES MOZY.COM, THE WORLD'S FIRST FREE, SECURE REMOTE BACKUP SERVICE
Broadband Users Can Protect Critical Data Easily and Securely Over the Internet
APRIL 4, 2006 — Salt Lake City — Berkeley Data Systems launches free, secure remote backup at Mozy.com, an automatic remote backup service for any PC in any home or office. Users can access their encrypted data from any computer in the world with Internet access. Mozy offers a free alternative to external hard drives, expensive subscription services, or the complications involved with burning CDs or DVDs to the over 65 million home broadband users in the US*. Mozy software and two gigabytes (GB) of backup capacity are immediately available at www.mozy.com. Mozy software is simple to install, configure and contains no adware or spyware.
"At some point, everyone goes through the heartache of data loss — either through a hard drive crash, an accidental deletion, a theft, a flood or a fire. The obvious solution is automatic remote backup. The problem is that backup is complex and expensive. We wanted to make remote backup simple and free, so we built Mozy," explains Josh Coates, founder of Berkeley Data Systems. "Mozy is designed to provide truly automated, secure backup to users without requiring training, investment, or regimented routines. Mozy is simple, secure and free — plus it allows users to encrypt data with their own private key, which means it's Dick Cheney proof." Secure, Automatic Remote Backup
Mozy has a number of qualities that make it superior to alternative backup methods:
- Simple: Mozy can be set to automatically back up photos, email, contacts, financial records, and office documents. Users simply need to check the box, and Mozy figures out what needs to be backed up. Advanced settings are also available to users to customize backup sets by file type, size or location. Mozy also provides full support for email, including Microsoft Outlook files, even if the files are open and in use. Backups can be scheduled during off hours, or set to run automatically in the background throughout the day. These features allow users to set it and forget it.
- Scalable: Berkeley Data Systems has developed proprietary software that allows Mozy to handle millions of users and securely store thousands of terabytes of data. The data is stored in racks of commodity hardware running specialized software capable of storing and retrieving billions of encrypted files across thousands of disks.
- Economical: Mozy is provided free-of-charge to consumers thanks to sponsored newsletters to users once a week. Users who wish to opt out of the sponsored newsletter can upgrade to Mozy Premium, which for a limited time is offered for just $19.95 for a year of service (that's less than $2 per month), and comes with 5 GB of backup capacity. This price is about 10 times less than traditional online backup companies.
About Berkeley Data Systems
Berkeley Data Systems is an innovative technology development company founded in 2005 that specializes in large scale, parallel storage systems and software. Berkeley Data Systems' flagship offering is Mozy.com, which provides free, secure and scalable remote backup solutions to small businesses and online backup for consumers. Berkeley Data Systems is venture funded by Wasatch Partners, Tim Draper and Novell co-founder Drew Major. For information, please visit www.mozy.com or call (801) 756-2331.
*Pew Internet Project, 2005
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