EMC Unveils SaaS Strategy

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EMC Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy and the release of MozyEnterprise for online backup of desktops, laptops and remote Windows servers. The company also announced several new reseller agreements and said it is expanding its relationship with Verizon Business to offer this new set of SaaS capabilities.

MozyEnterprise automates secure online backup and recovery over the Internet for off-site data protection for remote desktops, laptops and branch office servers. It is the first EMC SaaS application to be built on EMC Fortress, a secure enterprise-class platform for SaaS delivery.

MozyEnterprise is based on the Mozy family of online backup SaaS platforms that became part of EMC with the October acquisition of Berkeley Data Systems. MozyEnterprise features include enhanced security through EMC’s security division, RSA; deployment options such as assisted activation, auto-activation and proxy support as well as physical seeding up to 2TB for larger devices; and off-site data protection for remote servers, desktops and laptops located anywhere on a network.

EMC said its SaaS strategy calls for the delivery of additional IT-based SaaS applications built on the EMC Fortress platform over time. More than 500,000 businesses and consumers use the Mozy technology to back up their information, including General Electric, Pariveda, NTG Systems, Vanderbilt University and Free The Children, the company said.

"Our strategy is focused on bringing new software-as-a-service offerings to market, powered by EMC," said Tom Heiser, senior vice president and general manager of EMC's new software-as-a-service unit. "We've introduced EMC Fortress, a secure, multitenant, scalable SaaS delivery platform providing customers with centralized billing, management and metering. EMC has more than 25 years of information infrastructure management and protection market leadership, and has brought this continued innovation in infrastructure solutions to bear on delivering a new class of SaaS solutions designed to support the enterprise IT needs for customers of all sizes."

MozyEnterprise is available through EMC with the support of EMC SaaS sales specialists, the company said. Additionally, EMC will offer MozyEnterprise through reseller agreements with eFileCabinet, FusionStorm and TelX. The company is also expanding its relationship with Verizon Business to leverage its EMC Fortress architecture and MozyEnterprise.

EMC Corp. www.emc.com

Verizon Business www.verizonbusiness.com

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