The service is being offered to Lenovo customers for a 90day trial and then annual costs of $60 a year. The service is backed up by theopening of a international data centre for Mozy located in Ireland.
EMC’s online package offers encrypted backup that isavailable as the Lenovo Online Data Backup service in the UK from today.
The Mozy service has been running in the US since last year with the company recently reporting it had doubled the numbers of business users that were subscribing to the service to 20,000.
Vance Checketts, Chief Operating Officer of EMC’s Mozybusiness unit, said that it had turned to the Chinese PC vendor to get its usernumbers ticking over: “The Lenovopartnership accelerates our plans to expand the Mozy service worldwide, and welook forward to offering international customer support and localised languageversions.”
One source said that the customer interest and concernaround data back-up and restore remained a constant feature of the industry.
“I have been in the market for ten years and backed then ittopped the list of customer concerns and it continues to do so,” he said.
He added that it indicated there was a continued need foreducation and marketing to assist resellers promoting solutions that solvedthat problem.