Mozy is a cloud backup service from EMC Corporation. EMC is no stranger to cloud storage or big data. The company also developed Syncplicity (our review) for enterprise file sync and share. File sync is now available to Mozy customers, so you can access your files wherever you are, in addition to protecting your data.

Can Mozy compete with newer cloud backup services, such as CrashPlan and Backblaze? How does their file sync feature compare to the major cloud storage services, like Dropbox? We’ll take a look in this review.

Free Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage is all the rage. If you want to upload a school or work document, or share a simple family photo album, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive paid service. Most people don’t need terabytes of storage to sync and share files. Many cloud services can fit your needs, with a cost of zero.

Paper clipE-mailing attachments is a pain. Businesses hate storing an e-mail attachment several times over because it was sent, resent, and forwarded four times. Users hate hitting the sometimes arbitrary file size limits when trying to send a big file. And as the world gets more focused on security, the risk inherent with sending full-size and unprotected files with e-mail is becoming unacceptable.

Syncplicity is a file synchronization service from EMC Corporation.  EMC is behind the online backup service Mozy, and Syncplicity is their foray into a crowded cloud storage industry that includes Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and others.  Syncplicity sets itself apart by being able to sync any folder on your hard drive, as well as offering secure sharing and collaboration tools.

In this review, I’ll take a look at how Syncplicity performs as a file sync service, and how well it backs up and restore files.