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Violets are violet, roses are... rosy, Dell just got $145.8m for selling Mozy

Dell Technologies has agreed to offload cloud backup subsidiary Mozy to web-based storage outfit Carbonite for $145.8m. Carbonite president and CEO Mohamad Ali said its data protection platform "serves every scenario, from backing up individual laptops to maintaining uptime for hundreds of business servers". "This deal …
Chris Mellor, 14 Feb 2018
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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

Code42 Software, operator of the Crashplan cloud backup service, has decided it's had enough of providing its services to consumers. The company, based in Minnesota, US, has not said why other than it's reached a decision to “focus all our efforts on the business and organisation market” and to “shift our business strategy to …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Aug 2017
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Carbonite online backup accounts under password reuse attack

If you're a user of online backup service Carbonite, you're getting a new password. Don't make it one you've used somewhere before. Carbonite has released a statement telling users it's run a system-wide password reset in the face of a password-reuse attack. The company claims its own systems haven't been compromised, but if …
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Carbonite goes on exec hiring spree despite deepening losses

SMB backer-upper Carbonite has gone on an exec hiring spree. The company offers on-premises and cloud backup and is looking for a big boost in growth. Carbonite has hired: Christopher Doggett as SVP for global sales, coming from Kaspersky Norman Guadagno as SVP for marketing, hired from digital marketing agency Wire Stone …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jan 2016
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Carbonite acquires Seagate's EVault backup cloud for US$14m

Cloud backup outfit Carbonite has acquired Seagate's EVault cloud backup service. Carbonite offers personal backup, plus backup and disaster-recovery-as-a-service for small businesses. The latter market can choose to acquire a Carbonite appliance to create a hybrid backup rig. Bare-metal backup of servers is another option. …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Dec 2015
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EMC, Carbonite fight off patent pursuer

It may be too soon to say that the tide is turning, but EMC and Carbonite have become the latest IT companies to beat off a high-profile patent lawsuit. Law360 reports that EMC and Carbonite had their win on the basis of the validity of the patents. The suit started in August 2010 when Oasis Research accused 17 companies of …
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Cloud backup drama: Mozy kicks Carbonite after ASA's had a go

Cloud backup service vendor Carbonite recently had its knuckles rapped by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority for misleading punters by saying its cloud backup service is "unlimited". Now EMC-backed Mozy, a Carbonite competitor which doesn't offer unlimited backup data amounts, has waded in to the fray. The ASA quoted a …
Chris Mellor, 7 Aug 2012
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Carbonite disputes ASA censure of cloud storage ads

US cloud backup vendor Carbonite has said it will contest the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling that its adverts claiming unlimited storage are misleading. A single UK punter complained to the ASA that Carbonite's adverts with the unlimited storage offer were misleading and breached its guidelines. The ASA found …
Iain Thomson, 3 Aug 2012

Price-comparison site: OCZ reviews 'questionable'

Austrian price comparison site Geizhals has flagged up reviews of OCZ's flash products on its site as suspicious. Geizhals said there had been a sudden positive spike in the reviews of OCZ's flash products. Geizhals manager Yannikos Marinos told Heise Online (German, auto-translated to English) that 55 products had been given …
Chris Mellor, 28 Feb 2012
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Carbonite IPO raises over $62 million

Cloud IT–anything is sexy, and cloud backup–service company Carbonite has proved it by raising $62.5m in a market that's supposed to be hostile to IPOs right now. The company originally wanted to raise $100m or more, and had to scale back its desired stock price from the $15 to $17 per share area to a much more modest $10. …
Chris Mellor, 11 Aug 2011
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Carbonite moves to IPO

Comment Public cloud backup service provider Carbonite is preparing for an IPO and looking to raise $100m, while public cloud storage provider Nirvanix is not. Why is the time ripe for one but not the other? Carbonite, founded in 2005, had accumulated, by the end of April this year, more than 1 million customers in more than 100 …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2011
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Spare Backup CEO switch coming

Cloud backup provider Spare Backup is trying to get a new CEO, Stephen Meyer, who is currently helping the company with capital formation. Cue bells ringing and the alert button going bananas. What is going on? The quarter's revenues were $546,242 but there was a net loss of $2.54m. The annual results are more painful to look …
Chris Mellor, 28 May 2010
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Spare Backup needs spare change

Comment Cloud backup service provider Spare Backup is looking for $7m by selling a secured revolving credit note. Why does it need the cash? The $7m is a big piece of change for Spare Backup; its market capitalisation being $26.5m. It says the money could be used for "general corporate purposes, infrastructure, marketing, staff, …
Chris Mellor, 25 Feb 2010
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HP taps Symantec cloud backup

HP is distributing Symantec's cloud backup software on its consumer PCs and notebooks, which also include a 60-day version of Norton Security. Customers will get a 30-day trial of Norton Online Backup. The software is pre-installed, and the offer includes 5GB of cloud storage. HP recently shut down its own Upline cloud backup …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jun 2009
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Carbonite nabbed with hand in review jar

Comment Online backup service supplier Carbonite has been fingered by a disgruntled user for writing its own reviews on Amazon. Bruce Goldsteinberg signed up for the service from Boston-based Carbonite, and everything went well until a system crash when he found that the restore process broke. He phoned Carbonite support, taking time …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2009

Lenovo offers online backup deal

Lenovo is making EMC’s Mozy backup-to-the-cloud service available to ThinkPad SL buyers with a trial offer of unlimited online backup for $49. The deal is only available in a few countries: Ireland, UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, USA and Canada. But the service will soon be offered on a …
Chris Mellor, 3 Sep 2008

Carbonite sprinkles some fancy over online backup service

It's a prudent time for fledgling online backup firm Carbonite to spit-shine its software now that EMC is serious about nurturing a rival, Mozy. Carbonite has launched PCBackup version 3.5, which adds some extra backup and security options to its online service for Windows machines. For the most part, the upgrade is about …
Austin Modine, 7 Feb 2008

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