Mozy Expanding Cloud Footprint within Enterprise into Europe
Three Key Trends Fueling European Expansion: Increasingly Mobile Workforces, Smartphone and Tablet Use, and Acceptance of Online Backup Services
London, 17 April 2012 – Mozy®, the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses, is seeing increasing demand for its enterprise online backup solution based on some fundamental shifts in enterprise IT fueling that growth and, as a result, is launching its MozyEnterprise product in Europe. For more information about MozyEnterprise and its features, visit www.mozy.co.uk/enterprise.
“As a result of three emerging trends within enterprise IT the past three to four years – including the ubiquity of distributed and increasingly-mobile workforces; the exploding adoption of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets within business; and increasing acceptance of cloud services within enterprise IT – we’re seeing unprecedented demand from large businesses for MozyEnterprise®, the enterprise version of our award-winning online business backup service. We believe the market is right to introduce MozyEnterprise to the European market,” said Claire Galbois-Alcaix at Mozy.
Backed by EMC, MozyEnterprise complements traditional on-premise backup solutions by supporting the IT demands of large organisations seeking more advanced IT controls for managing backups and mobile data access for thousands of geographically-dispersed employees. (A recent report from IDC* shows that, by 2012 there will be 129.5m mobile workers in Western Europe, surpassing the total number in the USA.) Via a web-based management console, IT administrators can use MozyEnterprise to configure, deploy, and centrally manage the backup and accessibility of business-critical data spread across desktops, laptops, servers, and mobile devices. MozyEnterprise also includes robust IT controls such as sub-administration and custom configurations.
As “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies become commonplace within large organisations, data is being created, consumed, and stored on devices other than traditional desktops and laptops. An increasingly-mobile workforce is relying more on mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets, for work-related tasks. A recent survey by Forrester** of 10,000 global information workers and 2,300 IT hardware decision-makers found that half of all workers are using three or more devices for work, including tablets and smart phones, many of which are outside the control of IT. Among the total set of mobile and PC devices reported by respondents, 60% are used for both work and personal use, only 14% of devices are used strictly for work, and 26% are used strictly for personal purposes.
End users want easy access to that data across mobile devices, whilst IT departments want to ensure that data access is secure and within IT’s control. MozyEnterprise offers secure access to critical data via mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, whilst IT maintains full management control through MozyEnterprise’s powerful administrative console.
The emergence of distributed workforces and mobile device proliferation have driven enterprise IT departments to seek solutions that securely protect and provide access to business data within this new framework. Innumerable financial firms and IT industry analyst reports have pointed to the accelerated growth in recent years of cloud computing within the enterprise, including Morgan Stanley in its 2011 paper “Cloud Computing Takes Off.” Morgan Stanley estimates the percentage of IT departments using the public cloud to rise from 28% in 2011 to 51% by 2014.
“Enterprise organisations continue to recognise the value of cloud services as they address the information management needs of a distributed, mobile workforce,” said Brad Nisbet, IDC Storage and Data Management Services. “These organisations are looking for an efficient approach to protect, organise and share critical business information. Providers such as Mozy, who are focused on maturing offerings like MozyEnterprise, are well-positioned to address these capabilities while allowing the enterprise organisations to maintain high levels of administrative control.”
MozyEnterprise is available through Mozy Sales directly as well as Mozy resellers, business partners, and through EMC's Velocity partner program (www.emc.com/velocity).
With more than 80,000 business customers and more than 90 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centres around the globe, Mozy services customers as diverse as General Electric, Louis Vuitton, University of San Francisco and Starwood Hotels; as well as partners McAfee, Vodafone, Time Warner, and Comcast.
*Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast, IDC #232073, Dec. 2011.
**Info Workers Using Mobile And Personal Devices For Work Will Transform Personal Tech Markets,” By Frank E. Gillett, Forrester Research Inc., Feb. 22, 2012.
Mozy is the world's most trusted provider of data access and backup for consumers and businesses, with more than six million customers, including 100,000 business users and more than 90 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and operates as part of Mozy International Limited, an EMC company. More information can be found at mozy.co.uk.