|By Cloud Best Practices Network||
|November 18, 2012 01:08 PM EST||
Companies Gain Single Path to Storage Access across Cloud, Mobile, and In-House File Servers
Storage Made Easy, formerly SME Storage, unifies storage with its Cloud Service Brokerage solution, providing complete access to files via a single management tool, no matter the file location.
“Managing files spread across multiple onsite and public cloud information services is more than challenging, it actually interferes with business operations,” says CEO Jim Liddle. “We’re directly addressing ‘cloud sprawl’ and the ‘shadow IT’ effect these services are imposing on organizations.”
A proven player in cloud service brokerage, Storage Made Easy provides cohesive access to multiple internal and external data services and unifies management, security, governance, and search. The service offers strong audit, BYOD management, and compliance capabilities coupled with fast cross-service file search from any client or device.
Storage Made Easy can be used directly within the enterprise or existing cloud storage providers can use the solution to offer value-added services to their clients.
The Storage Made Easy platform is available as a VMware appliance that can be installed in the corporate data center or can be hosted on Amazon EC2 or Linode. The open cloud platform syncs all meta-data while the original files reside on the original storage platforms. Storage Made Easy offers a rich-client Web UI as well as Windows, Mac, and Linux tools. Files can be accessed via the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone mobile devices, as well as other access points such as Google Gadget, Firefox / Chrome Plug-In’s, Facebook, Microsoft Office, Open Office, among others.
This single-cloud file system allows file management from a one-cloud file tree. It comes integrated with enterprise identity management systems like Active Directory to enable single sign-on of multiple federated cloud services while maintaining permissions.
“One client is using our service to create a unified file view literally across the globe, combining the local data center with cloud services to provide file access to branches in different continents,” continued Liddle. “Storage Made Easy gives enterprises and SMBs a way to leverage all the benefits of the cloud and manage complete data access without having to integrate anything, saving significant cost and headaches along the way.”
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