Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

TechCrunch

Datto, a backup and disaster recovery service from Norwalk, Connecticut, purchased cloud to cloud backup service Backupify today. It was a move designed to give Datto a more complete product portfolio.

Terms were not available, but Backupify co-founder and CEO Rob May told TechCrunch that his investors were more than satisfied. “It was a lot more than we raised,” he said.

Backupify, which was founded in 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a way to back up your cloud services, has raised $19.5M to-date. The idea of a backup service for your cloud services may seem redundant. After all, they are supposed to take care of that for you. But as May pointed out to me in a conversation last spring, it’s not about protecting against data loss from the services themselves, so much as end user error. If someone deletes a key file from a cloud service accidentally or on purpose, and there…

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