MozyHome New Price Plans

Customer now can choose the service level consistent with their needs and subscribe on a monthly, annual, or biennial renewal schedule. Annual and biennial plans are discounted, with annual plans including a one-month-free discount, and biennial plans including a three-months-free discount. The new monthly pricing is summarized below.

Price
$5.99/mo 
$9.99/mo 
Storage
50 GB
125 GB
Devices
1
Up to 3
Additional devices or computer $2.00/mo
Additional 20 GB storage $2.00/mo

Under the new plans, the vast majority of our MozyHome customers will pay just $1 more per month to continue protecting their files with Mozy. In many cases, customers who want to back up three or more computers will find their backup plans more affordable. However, customers who require very large volumes of storage for their backups will see their monthly cost increase accordingly. This change in pricing is driven by some very real changes to the backup market that have transpired since we introduced MozyHome Unlimited in 2006.

Mozy 2.0 for Windows

EMC announce the general availability of Mozy 2.0 for Windows. New enhancements include:

  • Up to 25% faster upload speeds – this is significant changes to Mozy client that makes that process a lot faster.
  • New interface –  Mozy client now easier to configure, easier to understand, and easier to use for virtually everyone.

and last but not least…

  • Mozy 2xProtect! –  Mozy 2.0 now allows you to back up to an external hard drive as well as our online servers. This means that you can have the speed, convenience, and protection of a local backup, while enjoying the peace of mind and extra safety that Mozy online backup already offers.  To learn more about Mozy 2xProtect and how it can make your data even safer, check out our 2xProtect page!

Mozy Free Account Friday Comes To Facebook!

For the past few months, Mozy have been giving away free MozyHome accounts on Twitter via a simple contest – “Mozy Free Account Friday”.

It’s been pretty popular (after all, it’s hard to beat free), so Mozy have decided to expand the contest to Facebook. After all, Facebook users need love (and backup) too!

So starting tomorrow, Mozy will be giving away a FREE 1-year MozyHome subscription ($54.45 value!) to a randomly chosen entrant each Friday. Here’s how it will work – in order to be considered you must:

1. Be a fan of Mozy at the time of the giveaway.
2. At some point between 12:00 AM MST and 11:59 PM MST Friday, you must post the following message (or words to this effect):

I just entered Mozy Free Account Friday to win a free year of unlimited online backup! You can win too! Just become a fan of Mozy, post this message in your status, and let Mozy know you’re entered on their fan page! (for more info, check out http://bit.ly/H35Zl)

3. Mozy will have a status message posted at 12:00 AM MST Friday on the Mozy fan page. Simply comment on that status to let Mozy know you’re entered!

You can enter the Facebook and Twitter contests once per week. Mozy will announce the winner the following Monday. Good luck, and be safe!

IOMEGA EXTENDS LEADERSHIP IN EXTERNAL PORTABLE STORAGE WITH NEW EMC BACKUP BUNDLE INTEGRATING LOCAL AND ONLINE BACKUP

AN DIEGO, California – July 16, 2008 – Iomega Corporation, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in consumer and small business data protection, today announced an industry first in integrating local and remote backup in a single product offering. Iomega external hard drives are now rolling out with a new downloadable software bundle that integrates EMC® Retrospect® Express backup and recovery software with Mozy™ online backup service, vastly improving the convenience of securely storing, protecting and accessing important files.

Mozy LogoToday’s announcement marks the first time that EMC-owned brands and market leaders Iomega, Retrospect and Mozy have united to offer consumers a single integrated hardware and software solution for nearline and online backup. EMC acquired Iomega in June, having previously purchased Dantz Development Corporation, makers of Retrospect backup software; and Berkeley Data Systems, the developers of MozyHome™ and MozyPro™ online backup software.

“Industry-leading Iomega storage devices provide tremendous capacity and dependability for storing all of a user’s files while Mozy and Retrospect Express work seamlessly with each other so the user has both regular local backups of all files as well as an extra level of security and remote access for files stored online,” continued Huberman. “This integrated product combination is the first example of EMC’s consumer and small business product division bringing computer users an unparalleled combination of the best hardware, software and services in the market today.”