Mozy by EMC Updates Cloud Data Protection Platform

The new features are the latest developments in the Mozy product set following its earlier transition into EMC's backup and recovery portfolio.

Cloud-based data protection solutions specialist Mozy by EMC announced an update of its cloud data protection service, designed to provide businesses with integrated endpoint data protection, productivity and administration tools for the public cloud.

The new features are the latest developments in the Mozy product set following its earlier transition into EMC's backup and recovery portfolio and are built on the new technology platform–announced in the summer–which allowed Mozy to transition from device-centric data protection to people-centric data protection.

In addition, expanded application programming interface (API) support allows partners and resellers to integrate with their preferred Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) or Professional Services Automation (PSA) systems.

"It's been a big year for Mozy—continuing to broaden from consumer to enterprise offerings, and completing its transition into EMC's backup division," Jason Buffington, senior data protection analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group, said in a statement. "The addition of MozyEnterprise into the EMC Data Protection Suite adds an additional dimension to the EMC solution lineup and a broader range of choices for EMC customers."

Other features include enhanced storage management for provisioning and managing backup at a device level, while further developments in integration with enterprise software tools allow for faster, more-scalable deployments.

The service has also been added to the EMC Data Protection Suite, which offers an adaptable licensing model that allows customers and partners to mix and match the usage of individual products to best fit their requirements.

"IT organizations are getting wiser about choosing their data protection tools; and the trend from device-centric to people-centric protection is allowing the IT department to finally be part of the solution instead of perpetuating the problem by enabling them to manage all of the organizations' data backups—regardless of platform, method or final repository," Buffington continued. "With these trends in full swing, offerings such as MozyEnterprise and the wider EMC Data Protection Suite are looking more and more attractive."

Mozy also introduced expanded functionality to ensure faster initial backup times and greater bandwidth efficiency when backing up large files, and an integrated Mozy Sync folder keeps files updated and available across multiple computers and mobile devices.

"Month after month, Mozy saves one of our customers from a data disaster of one type or another," said Dave Chase, COO, CAP5 Technology Solutions, a reseller partner in the Mozy channel program. "Mozy continues to innovate and add the features that we need to support our Managed IT Services offering as it evolves with new cloud-based services. Today, Mozy is a significant revenue center in our business as more and more of our end-user customers realize the benefits of the cloud."