The recently acquired MozyEnterprise online storage service will use a new delivery platform called EMC Fortress.
is unveiling a new
software-as-a-service strategy and releasing its first offering using it.
MozyEnterprise, rolled out Jan. 22, is an online storage service for
desktops, laptops and remote Windows servers that
bought last year in its $150 million acquisition of Berkeley Data Systems.
also announced that all of its
forthcoming SAAS products and services-starting with MozyEnterprise-will be
based on a new delivery platform called
SAAS Division General Manager
Roy Sanford told eWEEK.
Fortress is a secure, multitenant,
scalable SAAS architecture that provides customers with centralized
billing, management and metering, Sanford said.
MozyEnterprise automates secure online backup and recovery over the Internet
for off-site data protection for remote desktops, laptops and branch office
's SAAS strategy calls for the delivery
of additional IT-based SAAS applications built on the
Fortress platform over time and in key areas such as trusted data services, Sanford said.
MozyEnterprise is available now in
and through its reseller
partners. The company plans to offer MozyEnterprise to customers outside
later this year, Sanford said.
MozyEnterprise requires no minimum contract and imposes no fees for early
service cancellation. Monthly subscription list prices are $5.25 per month
per PC, plus $0.70 per month per gigabyte protected; for Windows Server, prices
are $9.25 per month per supported Windows server, plus $2.35 per month per
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Henry Baltazar, an analyst with The 451 Group, told eWEEK that signs are
clearly pointing toward online storage becoming a more strategic tool in
"The acquisitions made by major vendors such as Seagate [Evault],
[Arsenal Digital Solutions] and
clearly show that SAAS will indeed be an important part of the storage and
general IT landscape," Baltazar said.
"So far, we have only seen
a limited amount of success in the online backup space, primarily with SMEs
[small and midsize enterprises] and consumers. We expect to see initial
traction in the enterprise remote office market and eventually in the archive
and content management space."
MozyPro has about 500,000 business and consumer users, including some 300,000
corporate users at General Electric. Pariveda,
and Free The Children are other Mozy customers.
also announced several new reseller
agreements with business partners to offer MozyEnterprise online backup
services to their customers. The company also is expanding its
relationship with Verizon Business to offer the new set of SAAS capabilities, Sanford said.