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Mozy

Data Backup Service Provider


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Published 01/30/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Mozy is an online backup solution for both businesses and consumers. Mozy is able to backup one's files automatically. In addition, files are encrypted and protected so that only the intended user is able to access their files. Mozy's backup mechanism is also smart and intuitive. It will prevent files from being backed up numerous times and duplicated, and will only back up the parts of a file that are actually changed. Mozy allows its users to back up data constantly, manually or to schedule specific updates instead. Mozy's consumer product is called MozyHome and their enterprise-grade product is called MozyPro.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Mozy was founded in 2005 and is based out of Seattle, Washington today. It was originally created by Berkeley Data Systems out of American Fork, Utah. In October 2007, EMC purchased Berkeley Data Systems and its Mozy backup solution for $76 million. In April 2011, EMC transferred Mozy to its VMware group. Mozy's staff is expected to also be integrated into VMware soon. As of 2012, Mozy had more than 3 million customers and 70,000 businesses backing up 70 petabytes of information in multiple data centers across the world. Thanks to it being backed by both VMware and EMC Corp., it is possible readers have seen a Mozy commercial, a la the one posted here. Note: laptops are not microwaveable!

What are the differences to other apps?

The main difference between Mozy and other online backup solutions is its trusted protection (military-grade 128-bit encryption) and that its storage centers are located worldwide. Plus, the entire corporate is backed by a Fortune 500 company, EMC. Additionally, it works automatically, backing up users' files without any prompts or interaction required. Lastly, Mozy is pretty affordable, with plans starting at $5/ month.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Mozy is a professional-looking and easy-to-navigate website. Information is easily accessible and there are engaging videos throughout the site that explain their offerings in plain language. The site was responsive and speedy. Overall, a solid user experience.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Mozy's service, one will need to provide their name, email and a password. From there users will select a service plan that works best for them. Provide their payment information and they are set. From there users can download the automatic back-up software and install the product.

What does it cost to use the application?

n 2011, Mozy updated its tiered pricing model. Mozy's base plan is $5.99/ month and supports a single computer and 50 GB of data. There is also a $9.99/ month plan that supports up to 3 computers and up to 125 GB of data. There are additional discounts available for those who sign up for for 1 or 2- year deals. There are also business plans available that require a sales rep to be contacted and a specific proposal provided based on the company's needs.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Mozy can be used both by individuals and businesses. For individual users, MozyHome is recommended and for businesses and big organizations, MozyPro is recommended. It is the leader in providing online backups and therefore is very popular among a lot of people. It offers many benefits including: safety, authenticated accessibility, and creating a back up of opened and closed files on its own.

  • Automatic back-up of files
  • Bank-grade security
  • Only backs up files that had a change
  • Back up of Outlook files is also possible
  • It is secure as it uses 448-bit Blowfish encryption that keeps the hackers away from important data
  • Back up facilities are located worldwide


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