Seattle-based Mozy used VMworld to highlight recent changes in how it works with customers and partners to deliver cloud-based data protection services in response to the increasing number of users using their own mobile devices at work.
The first is keyless activation under which accounts can be linked to user profiles to allow employees to activate backups on their devices by using their email addresses. Accounts can even be provisioned, updated and deactivated through Active Directory or other LDAP solutions.
The second is pooled storage under which storage quotas can be allocated to individuals, teams or groups. This helps administrators more efficiently manage their backup storage across their organizations while making the way for channel partners to monitor and manage a "buffer" for every device being backed up.