Backupify: Data protection for web-based information

Date:   Wednesday , November 02, 2011

Founded by Vik Chadha and Robert May in 2008 and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Backupify is a world leader in providing secure, scalable data protection and management services for consumers, and organizations that rely on web-based applications.

Backupifyís products include all-in-one archiving, search and restore services for information stored in the most popular online services, including Google Apps, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn and more. Consumers and organizations have centralized access to all of their web-based email, documents, photos and social media information all stored securely, easily searchable, and ready for instant restoration, or transfer at a momentís notice.

Despite its flexibility and security, user error and service outages can put web-based information in jeopardy. Chadha and May started Backupify to address the needs that organizations and consumers have, as they move their information and critical business processes to web-based applications. The company currently safeguards 150 terabytes of data including, one billion emails and 250 million documents for over 150,000 users. Backed by Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst and Lowercase Capital, Backupify has raised $10.4 million.