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Backupify Now Backs Up Box, Dropbox and Other Services

Backupify's objective is to sell customers on backing up their data wherever it may be—in the cloud, on a local hard drive or anywhere else.

A cloud-based backup service for cloud-based data backup: That describes Backupify in a proverbial nutshell.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company has announced a group of new applications it now supports, including popular online storage options Box and Dropbox. Others include Netsuite, GitHub, Zendesk, Concur (an online travel expenses application), JIRA, Asana, Egnyte, Office 365 and Basecamp.

Backupify already offers backup for apps such as Google Apps, Salesforce and social media sites, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Backupify's business objective is to sell customers on backing up their data wherever it may be—whether it be in the cloud, on a local hard drive, tape storage, or other virtual or physical backup media.

"It's not just about backup, but about knowing exactly what you have online, even when you have multiple services," CEO Rob May said. "With the exponential growth of data, customers are increasingly thinking less in terms of any one single application; they want a 'single pane of glass' in order to more efficiently and effectively protect all their data across a growing number of different applications. We're responding to our customer's needs by taking a more integrated approach to managing their data."

Five-year-old Backupify claims that it restores a file about every three seconds and recovered about 12.8 million files in 2013.

The company has received a total of $19.5 million in venture funding.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 15 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...