For this post, I just have two short, but significant pieces of news from the world of Mozy.
First, Mozy has released v1.0 for the Mac. I have been using it for a while in its 0.x "beta" form, and I have been very satisfied with it. (And for the record, it is an emphatic yes to espresso, and no to turtlenecks. You may have to follow the link to make sense of that...) I look forward to the same great user experience now that Mozy is at 1.0. As a home user (and a user on my laptop for work) I could not be happier with the speed, performance, ease of use, and how incredibly unobtrusive the application is as it does backup.
Secondly, Mozy also announced a site for Europe and EMEA, as we call Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Basically this means that Mozy will have infrastructure in Ireland, in addition to the multiple data centers it already owns and operates in the USA.
This is really good news from a couple different perspectives. It means that Mozy and EMC are committed to building out a global infrastructure. Second, and this one hits pretty close to come given that I am not an American, it means that companies outside the USA have a place to backup their data to which is not legally hazardous. Meaning that if data is sent to the USA, it can be "searched and seized" under the Patriot Act, which makes it either inappropriate, illegal, or both, for some companies (depending on where exactly you are outside of the US, and your specific legal environment) to rely on Mozy if that means their data ends up in America. Having infrastructure elsewhere in the world resolves this issue.
And it is my understanding that this is just the first of many global facilities for Mozy.
So get your SaaS on.