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Google should buy Mozy.com

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
15 years ago3,373 views

Everyone keeps dreaming about Google entering an online storage market by releasing a Google Drive or GDrive product. That dreaming can become reality if Google decided to buy Mozy.com. Mozy.com is operated by Salt Lake City-based Berkeley Data Systems. They offer backup services for Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000. Mozy.com is in the process of creating a Mac version of their service. You can sign up for a free personal account that allows you to backup up to 2 gigs of data or you can sign up for an unlimited personal account that is $4.95 a month with no limits on how much you want to backup.

Besides the personal file backup options, Mozy.com has a business service too, MozyPro.com. Businesses can pay $3.95 per computer they want to backup, plus a $0.50 / GB per month storage fee. MozyPro.com just signed an agreement with GE (General Electric) this week for MozyPro to backup 300,000 GE employee PCs.

This would be a great company for Google to buy.

http://mozy.com/ – For Personal Use
http://www.mozypro.com/ – For Business Use

Features offered:
* Open/locked file support
* 448-bit Blowfish encryption
* 128-bit SSL encryption
* Automatic or scheduled backups
* New and changed file detection
* Block level incremental backups
* Bandwidth throttling
* File versioning
* Public or private key encryption

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Hey
Liked this cool tool & started using it

Good if Google buys it or adds similar interface for backing up on gmail-space.

./Rohit

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

Hey Colin you could have use this opportunity to user your refer and get a few extra GBs

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I'm on a mac now so I can't use the service just yet. Good idea though.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I have been using this service like for about a year (or something like that, since long long ago), although the backup is automated, but the upload/encrypting process stops a lot for no reason. Ayyy.

BTW, I think they said they are going to have a Mac version of it... (since forever)

ReviewSaurus [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Wow that looks quite good. There are quite some players in this field and they do look really good. But, have you checked Divshare.com Even they are turning into a great file hosting service.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Mozy.com just released their Mac client. Mike over at TechCrunch reported about this on April 25th.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/25/mozy-goes-mac-first-really-useful-mac-hard-drive-backup-solution/

ZZ [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

Thanks. I just d/l it for mac. Will play with it in a while.

They do have an interesting blog :)

https://mozy.com/blog/

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

http://mozy.com/images/mac-mozy-banner2.png?1660

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