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Spanning Cloud Apps

Company Name: Spanning Cloud Apps

Tech Sector: Cloud Computing
Key Product: Spanning Backup for Google Apps

The Lowdown: Austin, Texas-based Spanning Cloud Apps wants to help Google Apps partners and admins sleep a little better at night. The company, which launched in 2010 as a spinoff of Spanning Sync Inc., makes Spanning Backup for Google Apps, a security and compliance app available in the Google Apps Marketplace. Spanning Backup does just what the name says: It continually backs up Google Apps data to the cloud. Spanning Backup offers backup and restore functionality for Google Apps users and admins and provides always-on protection against accidental and malicious data loss or corruption.

Spanning Cloud Apps isn't stopping at Google Apps, its goal is to increase development of complimentary solutions for other major cloud service providers as well. And a recent $2 million in funding from Boulder-based venture capital firm Foundry Group will help it do so.

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