Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – October 31, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer partner, the Mezeo Personal Cloud Storage solution, is designed to enable monetization for the Online Storage Market.
Dan Golding, Vice President and Research Director, Tier 1 Research explained, ”File server replacement is one of the highest growth areas of the emerging Internet software and services sector. Hosting providers, eager to grow that aspect of their portfolios, are partnering with or acquiring vendors in this market, due to the strong growth it will see over the next five years.”
Mezeo Software Corporation is a Houston based developer of online file services software, announces the industry’s first deployable, white label online file sharing and collaboration solution, Mezeo Personal Cloud StorageTM (Mezeo PCS). Built upon the successful, highly scalable and secure Mezeo platform currently in production at KDDI (KDDI Secure Share), the third largest telecommunications company in the world, Mezeo PCS enables service providers to quickly leverage the fast-growing online file storage market and offer their own branded file service solution. Mobile operators, ISPs, converged telcos and managed hosters will find Mezeo of particular interest; it provides them an immediate entry into valuable services boost revenue and drive customer retention.
Peer-to-peer and file sharing services are part of a worldwide push by carriers to create new IP-enabled services for consumers and business users. According to a study from The Insight Research Corporation (”The Global IP-Based Applications Services Market 2008-2013”), the worldwide market for peer-to-peer and file sharing services is expected to generate $250 billion in revenue for carriers and ISPs over the next five years.
Steve Lesem, CEO, Mezeo Software remarked, ”The ability to store files online and access them from anywhere and anytime using PDAs, Web browsers or the Windows native desktop brings immense value to the business world where response time can determine the winner. We believe a solution like this will be very attractive for business users and especially SMBs, who often lack some of the tools that are available to large corporations.”
In addition to the traditional uploading and sharing of files, Mezeo PCS provides advanced collaboration capabilities through its ”Projects” feature. Multiple users can manage a set of files, sharing and collaborating on them without actually moving the files from where they are stored or creating multiple versions of the same file. Collaboration is managed through a central file view (”Projects”) while access timeframes and permissions are enforced via the assigned ”Roles.”
Lance Crosby, CEO, SoftLayer added, ”Mezeo’s Personal Cloud Storage solution enables SoftLayer to quickly and seamlessly offer a unique set of online file services with desktop, Web and mobile access. This has the potential to be a great solution for the hosting industry, resellers, and end users alike. At SoftLayer, we are constantly looking for enterprise-class, innovative solutions that we can integrate and deliver to all of our customers. Mezeo PCS fits perfectly within that philosophy.”
Out of the box, Mezeo PCS comes with the ability to download, share and collaborate via the Web, via the native desktop and with native clients for the Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices, and the iPhone.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Mezeo is the industry’s first provider of a deployable platform and white-label solution that enables Mobile Operators, ISPs, Converged Telcos and Managed Hosting providers to immediately monetize Storage as a Service. Designed for small business and prosumer customers, our Personal Cloud StorageTM Solution features secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows’ desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers with BlackBerry smartphone and Windows Mobile native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and highly secure, with well designed APIs for platform extensibility.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides next-generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA and Washington DC. Utilizing proprietary management tools coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability.
For more information about Mezeo Software Corporation, please visit: www.mezeo.com.
To learn more about SoftLayer, please visit: www.softlayer.com.