One of the concerns about SaaS, particularly SaaS e-mail, centers around the legal aspects of an enterprise’s data being stored outside the firewall. The second concern is about downtime or failure of the service provider to provide the contracted services (for a variety of possible reasons). Yesterday’s FBI raid in Dallas validates both of those concerns:

FBI Agents Raid Dallas Computer Business

If you were online and couldn’t access some websites today, we might know the reason why. The FBI raided a Dallas building that houses servers for several different websites.
CBS 11 News has learned that the raid is part of a general criminal investigation. Because of the confiscation of computers at Core IP Networks, a number of legitimate businesses have been affected…

According to the Dallas/Fort Worth CBS 11 article, the raid left 50 businesses without access to their e-mail and data.