In the last few weeks, two online backup services, HP Upline and Yahoo Briefcase have both announced that they are closing.
While some have said that this is a sign that the online backup market is not sustainable, both Mozy and Carbonite have been clever and used it as an opportunity .
Nate from Mozy has posted a blog post entitled “Hey Upline Users, We Love You!” giving a discount code to ex-Upline users.
Dave Friend, co-founder and CEO of Carbonite, has posted two blog posts: one on Yahoo Briefcase and one on HP Upline, discussing the decision to close both.
By the way, I really appreciate the fact that Dave personally blogs and shares his insight. It’s great.
What do you think, is Upline and Briefcase a sign of things to come, or is it just separating the wheat from the chaff?