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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

EMC's Mozy operation is building out a global set of inter-connected data centres to support multi-national enterprise customers and others.

Mozy was acquired by EMC recently after building a successful online backup service for consumer and small business PCs. It was one of the first backup-to-the-cloud service suppliers and was characterised by a very user-friendly operation and slick software.

EMC has extended the offerings with MozyPro and MozyEnterprise and included Mozy in its new Cloud Infrastructure and Services Division, headed by Microsoft veteran Paul Maritz, who joined EMC when his Pi Corp. was acquired.

CISD also includes EMC's Fortress SaaS (Software as a Service) infrastructure, a secure, hardened enterprise-class platform for software delivery. Mozy Enterprise is based on it. EMC's SaaS strategy will provide additional SaaS applications in areas such as trusted data services.

Competitors to Mozy, such cloud storage supplier Nirvanix, say Mozy does not have an infrastructure capable of serving enterprises. Nirvanix claims Mozy has, for example, just one USA data centre. So it cannot provide the internal disaster recovery, the location transparency or the movement of files to a data centre nearest an accessing customer office that Nirvanix' Storage Delivery Network of interconnected world-wide data centres can provide.

This is wrong.

Vance Checketts, Mozy COO, said: "We have had to have multiple data centres." There are several in the USA and: "Europe is our next data centre (site)." It is located in Ireland and currently under construction. It will be operational: "well before the end of the year."

Part of the driver for this is customer input, with Checketts saying: "GE is happy with us in the USA but keen for us to go into Europe."

The data centre infrastructure underpinning Mozy is going to grow further: "Our growth plans are pretty impressive. We'll have more data centres internationally and in the USA as well. There are logistical reasons for local centres. Very large restores can be carried out closer to the customers. Another driver is data privacy."

We should think in terms of a global rollout of inter-connected data centres with several in Europe, the MIddle East and the Far East. The customers for these will be enterprises of all sizes; from Fortune 10 to Fortune 1,000 and beyond.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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