EMC began its foray into SaaS for data backup with its October acquisition of Berkeley Data, which provided unlimited online backups to home users. EMC continues to provide that service, according to Boston.com, though its new offering targets businesses up through the enterprise.
"Anyone with a broadband connection and an Internet browser can provide online backup for their PCs," said Roy Sanford, vice president of marketing for EMC's SaaS business.
With MozyEnterprise, EMC also expands its strategy of relying less on hardware to fuel its business. The online backup solution runs on EMC Fortress, a platform the company says will be used for additional storage SaaS products over the Internet.