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April 6, 2011
Mozy Online Data Backup Firm Now Operating Under VMWare – Transferred from EMC, the Parent Company
EMC owned, Seattle-based Mozy, an online data backup and storage service provider, has been “acquired” by VMware, a provider of virtualization software. Well, this is not an acquisition. Is this confusing? Well, read more.
VMware and Mozy are both owned by the tech giant EMC. After months of planning, EMC has decided to structure Mozy under the VMWare umbrella. This means, all Mozy staff and assets will now be under VMWare. This is not an acquisition, rather a strategic move to align EMC’s organizations and strengthen VMware’s cloud offerings.
In a blog post, the CTO of VMWare Steve Herrod, said:
You can read the full post here: http://blogs.vmware.com/console/2011/04/mozy.html
Palo Alto-based VMWare said it will operate the Mozy service on behalf of EMC without interruption to Mozy customers. With this arrangement, VMware looks to access Mozy’s globally distributed, large-scale cloud services and expand its portfolio.
Mozy COO Charlotte Yarkoni has posted a blog regarding this transfer:
You can read the full post here: http://mozy.com/blog/news/vmware/
We contacted Mozy and asked for their comments regarding this transfer. Mozy has confirmed in an email that “the transfer is indeed genuine” of employees and assets, with no strings attached. Mozy’s PR Manager Steve Jensen has confirmed EMC’s position on the subject:
In the past, EMC struggled with the corporate structure of Mozy. A couple of years ago, Mozy was under a new company called Decho and later the Decho brand was dropped. Now, EMC figures that Mozy is best positioned under VMWare. Well, this move actually makes sense, but the success of this transfer is remained to be seen.
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