Even Hardware Companies Can Be SaaSy
Posted by Bob Warfield on January 23, 2008
I guess it was predictable, but it’s still a good move. EMC is now in the SaaS Enterprise Backup business. They’ve combined their purchased Mozy technology with some more industrial strength underpinnings and rolled out a new service for businesses.
I didn’t have good luck with Mozy when I tried it. Everything seemed to be working well right up until I needed to restore the backups after a hard disk crash and then I couldn’t get at my data. Consequently, I purchased a 1 TB NAS drive (they’re cheap!) this last Christmas. Still, it’s nice to have offsite storage and EMC certainly has the know-how to have corrected the problems. Perhaps I’ll try the service again.
EMC as a company seems to be very smart. First VMWare, now SaaS backups. What’s next?
HP printing hardware gets SaaSy too. Why sell the printers if you can sell the printed material?