Mimecast has announced the availability of a cloud-based service that emulates the information on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and ensures employees can access information on their BlackBerry, even if RIM is experiencing an outage. This is the first cloud service to protect against BES failures, and it challenges RIM’s message that BES is totally reliable. Mimecast Continuity Services are aimed at delivering email, and taking away the need for standby servers.
We know that RIM has experienced outages in the past, but overall the service is very reliable. It will be interesting to see what organizations are reaching out to this service, as these users need a level of service that RIM isn’t providing.