EMC has acquired Berkeley Data Systems, provider of Mozy Online backup and recovery services.
The move comes amid worries that the growing popularity of social networking websites and corporate demand for Web 2.0 applications is putting pressure on storage vendors to satisfy demand for online data storage and backup facilities.
Mozy offers users a simple way to protect their data. Once it is installed on a user's computer, backups are automatically performed in the background. Data is transferred whenever the user is connected via the internet to Mozy's archive system. It encrypts all files on the user's computer before transfer, and is able to perform incremental backups.
EMC did not disclose the purchase price.