The Globus Alliance team announced their decision to create a hosted data movement service called Globus.org . In contrast to existing scenarios, this SaaS offer for GridFTP transfers will require no local software installation and move the burden of management to the service provider. "Users just want this to work simply, reliably, securely, and repeatably,” Steve Tuecke from Argonne National Laboratories and Globus Alliance team leader said. “The purpose of Globus.org is to provide an easy-to-use service to scientific users." Globus.org is planned to go productive at the end of Q1/2010.