AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 27, 2013 – Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc., creators of the powerful, enterprise-class data protection solution Spanning Backup for Google Apps, and Mozy® by EMC® today announced the two companies have joined forces with a comprehensive co-marketing agreement. Mozy, the world's most trusted provider of cloud backup and data access, and Spanning, the most complete Google Apps backup solution, will co-promote their technologies to offer businesses a new data backup and recovery solution catered to the needs of the two customer bases.

"We are excited to be collaborating with Mozy," said Charlie Wood, CEO and founder of Spanning. "This relationship is a strategic extension of Mozy's disk-to-cloud backup capabilities and a validation of Spanning's technology. Millions of businesses are moving to Google Apps for core business applications. These same organizations, many of which are already Mozy customers, have multifaceted cloud and on-premise servers that require advanced backup and data protection. This agreement is a tremendous opportunity for both organizations to comprehensively address a dynamic and rapidly expanding market."

The collaborative marketing agreement is designed to promote each company's cloud backup products to their respective customer bases and cooperate on future product development opportunities. The two companies will also kick off a far-reaching co-marketing, sales and promotional initiative beginning in April 2013.

"This market collaboration is a strategic fit for Mozy as more companies seek to back up laptops, servers, and cloud applications—all to the cloud," said Russ Stockdale, general manager of Mozy. "We both offer market-leading technologies and can connect our missions to provide businesses with the solutions that are right for their organizations."

With more business-critical information in the cloud than ever before, protecting against data loss means avoiding devastating intellectual property, business process and financial losses. According to a recent Aberdeen Group survey, one-third of cloud computing users have suffered data loss.

"Mozy and Spanning share a core market focus," said Jeff Erramouspe, chief revenue officer, Spanning. "Businesses are leveraging the cloud in increasing numbers and in new ways. To support business continuity and avoid losses, backup and recovery technology is essential."

Last week Spanning announced closing a $6 million Series B round.

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About Mozy

Mozy by EMC is the world's most trusted provider of cloud backup and access, with more than 6 million customers, including more than 100,000 businesses, backing up 90 petabytes of information to its multiple data centers around the globe. Wholly owned by EMC Corporation since 2007, Mozy is an essential component in the EMC backup and recovery solutions portfolio. More information can be found at mozy.com.

About Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Spanning was created with a singular purpose – to help companies protect and manage their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, reliable, enterprise-class data protection for all Google Apps: Gmail, Drive, Sites, Calendars and Contacts.

The top-rated backup solution on the Google Apps Marketplace, Spanning Backup is the most reliable and respected cloud-to-cloud backup solution for IT decision-makers.

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