Since I worked at HDS, I’ve been watching the online data storage industry carefully, and continue to observe. EMC has made a strategic buy in the Online Data Storage space by acquiring Mozy, “with a nearly $40 billion market cap. EMC paid $76 million for the company, according to two sources close to the deal.”
I’ve updated the industry list, please leave comments if you know of other movements in the industry. I predict ODS will be a feature for web application services, and will eventually be used for marketing intelligence of user data, as well as issued like “free checking“, if it continues forward, ODS companies will pay users to upload data.
Congratulations to Mozy and EMC.