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Last updated: August 23, 2017
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CrashPlan backup software offers the best way to back up and store personal, business and enterprise data securely - offsite, onsite and online in the Cloud. CrashPlan makes it easy to protect your digital life, so you can get back to what’s important in real life. Even when you step away, CrashPlan is busy at work protecting all your important files. Music, photos and documents are all automatically, continuously protected, so you can get back to whatever life throws your way.
Latest news about Crashplan
2017. CrashPlan shuts down its consumer cloud backup service to focus on business version
Popular cloud backup service CrashPlan announced that it would stop selling home subscriptions in order to focus on business version - Code42. Customers have a little bit more than a year to find an alternative. Companies like CrashPlan, Backblaze and Carbonite have made online backup easy. After subscribing, you just have to install a background app and forget about it. These services usually back up your data continuously in the background. CrashPlan has been one of the leading services in this space, but it turns out that you can make more money by focusing on bigger customers. That’s why Code42 is giving its customers a lot of time to move away from CrashPlan. It can take a while to upload an entire hard drive, after all.
2015. Code42 snares $85M for its Crashplan
Code42, the developer of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool, announced a massive $85 million round. Crashplan began life as a tool for backing up your laptop, pivoted to the enterprise and has been growing fast — 100 percent year over year, according to Payne. One of the advantages of Crashplan is that it’s easy to use, and rarely requires IT intervention after it’s in place. Files are backed up automatically and Payne claims end users can restore files themselves in most cases. The tool is platform agnostic, so it backs up even Macs and Linux machines and it backs up to the cloud, so users can recover their files from anywhere, even on a new machine. It’s important to note that backup is different from storage. You store stuff on your hard drive. You back stuff up in case something goes wrong and you need to get your files back — and Crashplan is designed to backup from laptops and mobile devices, as opposed to backing up the entire datacenter.