China Telecom and Decho Announce Strategic Cloud Services Relationship

China Telecom Co., Ltd Shanghai Branch and Decho Corporation, an EMC Company, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver cloud-based services in China. The partnership’s first offering is the eYun service (http://www.51eyun.com). Based on Decho’s Mozy online backup service, the new eYun service provides simple, automatic and secure online backup to Internet users in China. The companies are also working together to offer additional cloud-based services in the future.

eYun, which means e-Cloud in Chinese, is a cloud-based online backup service offered and operated in China. Bringing together China Telecom Co., Ltd Shanghai Branch and Decho’s Mozy service, the joint offer targets the vast number of Internet users in China. eYun online backup offers customers offsite protection of their critical information from computer crashes, data corruption, viruses, human error and disasters. The two companies will bring their respective marketing resources and distribution channels to ensure the long term success of the service in China.

eYun is based on Decho’s Mozy online backup service, which serves over 1 million users around the world and protects over 15 petabytes of customer information. The companies recently completed a successful trial with around 15,000 users and are now offering the service broadly.

“China Telecom Co., Ltd Shanghai Branch is glad to team up with EMC’s Decho to offer the eYun service. It is a joint effort from two market leaders with Shanghai Telecom the leader in Shanghai’s broadband market and Mozy the leader in online backup,” said Dr. Qian Ming Hai, general manager of the Internet Division of China Telecom, Shanghai Branch. “eYun is a major step for Shanghai Telecom to evolve from a telecom infrastructure provider to an end-to-end information service provider.”

“China is now the largest Internet market in the world,” said Harel Kodesh, CEO of Decho Corp. “We’re delighted to partner with China Telecom, the largest broadband provider in China, to deliver a world-class online backup service to the Chinese market through eYun.” The companies are also laying the foundation for additional “personal cloud” services to be delivered in the future for both consumers and business customers.

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