BlackBerry Quietly Starts Rolling Out BES 10.1 Cloud Hosting Service

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BlackBerry mentioned before that they were working on a cloud service for BES 10.1 and it looks like it will be made public soon. ZDNet learned that BlackBerry has already started launching the service. They confirmed with Pete Devenyi, BlackBerry’s SVP of Enterprise Software, that "We are making BES 10.1 available as a cloud service and have several companies in trial." In other words BlackBerry is rolling out the ability to do away with having to run a BES server at your location while still offering the benefits of one.

Devenyi went on to say that:

"This is a major initiative for us," said Devenyi. "We’re very pleased with the progress we’ve made there and the interest from our customers."

The BES hosting service should be big for BlackBerry as more companies move to hosted Exchange services in the cloud.

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  1. Factor in the fact you can have iOS and Android in BES10…

    Wow. Awesome move, BlckBerry.

  2. This is a BIG move for BlackBerry and small businesses all over. The fact that BES 10.x will also support iOS and Android makes this a fantastic fit for those small businesses.

    Great move for Team BlackBerry!

  3. My only complaint is reflected in the title: “BlackBerry *QUIETLY* Starts Rolling Out BES 10.1 Cloud Hosting Service”. BlackBerry needs to make this known to all those small businesses, many of whom have turned away from BlackBerry and embraced the competition.

    • Well, what would be the logical answer for them doing it quietly? Answer: So they don’t have a lot of peeps doing it all at once, say at 8:00 AM on a Monday and crashing the server as everyone tries to get in at once.
      My reasoning? Have you ever seen a web site mentioned on TV while at your computer and have tried to go there? Lots of times the server is overloaded. Or they may not have enough people to sign everyone up all at once and you know how people are today, they want everything done RIGHT NOW, TODAY.

  4. This is certainly welcome news, and LONG overdue, IMHO! One of the reasons I left was because of this: having to pay data services AND BES service fees was too much.

    While this is a promising start, I’ll withhold judgment until I see the final product.

    In the meantime, I’d be happy to return to the fold if they would only get some real apps on app world!

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