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Iomega Bows Hard Drives With EMC SW, Service

7/17/2008 03:02:00 PM Eastern

San Diego, Calif. — Iomega is rolling out a downloadable software bundle that integrates EMC Retrospect software with the Mozy online backup service.

According to Iomega, which was acquired by enterprise storage company EMC in June, the announcement marks the first time that Iomega, Retrospect and Mozy — all EMC-owned brands — have united to offer consumers a single integrated hardware and software solution for near-line and online backup.

“The combination of Iomega external HDDs with Retrospect backup software integrated with Mozy online backup service means storing, protecting and accessing digital files is now easier than ever before,” said Jonathan Huberman, president of the consumer and small business products group at EMC. “Computer users now have a seamless backup system for local backup of every file, as well as backup to the cloud for files that warrant another copy.” This bundled solution provides the versatility of any time, anywhere access.

As a result of this new combination of products and services, buyers of Iomega external hard drives can now choose the version of Retrospect Express backup software that is right for their needs (there are five version available), and they will also receive 2GB of MozyHome online backup for free or unlimited MozyHome online backup storage for $4.95/month.

According to the company, customers who are about to purchase Iomega drives will receive information on how to take advantage of the Retrospect and Mozy products on the box. Existing Iomega hard-drive owners who already have Retrospect will be allowed to update to the latest version free of charge. Registered Iomega customers with products still under warranty will be sent emails with information on how to participate in this program.

Iomega hard drives with the new downloadable software bundle will be available later this summer.