CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today announced it has significantly grown its education customer base to nearly 100,000 users - tripling the number of users compared to last year. The company has seen increased traction among educational institutions using Backupify for Google Apps to protect critical administrative and student data. With more than 40,000 new education users since January, Backupify has emerged as the premier backup and recovery solution for educational institutions seeking to gain control of their data assets on Google Apps.
Educational institutions depend on Backupify for Google Apps, including colleges such as Rice University and Berklee College of Music; K-12 school districts such as Fairport Central School District in New York; and private schools such as The Meadowbrook School of Weston.
As a result of widespread adoption of Google Apps for Education, the education sector now faces a unique set of challenges around data control, compliance and integrity. Protecting data assets from accidental loss and addressing complex legal data requirements are among the most pressing needs of academic organizations. Backupify for Education is designed to reduce IT burden by allowing schools to create a secure, secondary backup of important Google Apps data and by helping meet compliance requirements for data privacy and retention.
"Millions of students and educators around the world are currently using Google Apps to enhance collaborative learning," said Rob May, CEO of Backupify. "The education sector is ahead of other industries in this regard, but faces unique compliance requirements for data privacy and retention that demand an effective backup strategy. We developed Backupify for Education to help educators address these specific needs and ensure compliance with comprehensive data archiving capabilities."
"Backupify fills a vital niche for organizations looking to protect their confidential data in a simple and reliable way," said Jonathan Schmid, Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. "Recently, we needed to recover a collection of email and documents, and Backupify was there to save the day. I recommend Backupify for anyone in need of a comprehensive Google Apps backup solution."
More than 20 million students use Google Apps for Education. To visually showcase the ever-changing landscape of Google Apps for Education adoption, Backupify created an infographic "Growing Up Google" which depicts the widespread implementation of Google Apps - from kindergarten through university. The infographic is available on the Backupify blog.
For more information on Backupify for Education, visit https://www.backupify.com/solutions/education-solutions.
Backupify is the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore solution for the most popular online services including Salesforce, Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter and more. Backupify ensures that companies can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.backupify.com, subscribe to the Backupify blog or follow @Backupify on Twitter.