By Margarita Snegireva. EMC plans to target Berkeley Data Systems' online Mozy backup technology at large enterprises.
In an announcement Tuesday, EMC unveiled MozyEnterprise as well as a brace of resellers with clout in the enterprise world to market it.
Noting that it plans to build on the Mozy brand's success in the consumer and small business market, EMC said it will begin offering MozyEnterprise with its EMC Fortress data storage platform.
Mozy is an online backup tool that allows both Windows and Mac users to back up their data to an off-site server. While originally released as a product for end-users, Mozy later released a remote backup utility for businesses, MozyPro, which made a splash by landing a large deal with General Electric.
With the free version of Mozy, a user can back up as much as 2 GB of data from up to two computers (referring others to Mozy gives free users an additional 0.25 GB of storage space). The paid version ($4.95 per month) allows unlimited backups from one computer. Mozy has the ability to back up full packages such as all bookmarks, or all Word documents, or all e-mails at once rather than forcing the user to select particular files or folders.
In September 2007, EMC acquired Mozy for $76 million.