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EMC Makes $76M Mozy Move

EMC is rumored to be buying startup Mozy for $76 million as part of its ongoing attempts to bolster data protection and backup.

Mozy is one of a number of vendors, including Seagate, specializing in online backup, and EMC will add the startup to its string of recent storage acquisitions, according to press reports.

The American Fort, Utah-based firm's flagship products are MozyPro, which is aimed at businesses, and the consumer-focused MozyHome for Mac-based backup. Each MozyPro license costs $3.95 per month, and the startup charges an additional 50 cents per month for each Gbyte of data stored on its Pbyte storage cluster.

Neither Mozy nor EMC would comment on the possible deal when contacted by Byte and Switch earlier today.

EMC is nonetheless keen to overhaul its backup story, as evidenced by recent announcements. The vendor bulked up its backup capabilities at EMCWorld earlier this year, and the firm's CDO Mark Lewis has predicted big changes in the way that the vendor delivers backup.

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