The Storage Made Easy Open Cloud Platform provides a unique integration with OpenStack Swift that enables ISP's and enterprises to rapidly leverage Swift object storage.
To understand why SME is not only a good software fit but also a good partner fit please read the 'Storage Made Easy OpenStack Differentiator'
The 30 minute video demo below gives a full overview of the SME solution for OpenStack Swift.
The SME software Appliance enables business to rapidly take advantage of OpenStack with support for a business ready Web File Manager, cloud drive integration into Mac, Windows, Linux Desktop's, and also instant access to files via Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad and Windows Phone mobile clients.
OpenStack Swift provides an API to enable access to
OpenStack files, and organises data in containers. AN API is not intuitive for business users when working with data.
Storage Made Easy overlays a file system on top of OpenStack which
users are familiar with.
The Platform also optionally enables other Clouds to be integrated such as native local data (CIFS / NFS), or even other cloud data (Office 365, Salesforce, SharePoint etc), all presented in unified view.
Many users already have existing tools and clients with which they manage their data. To ensure continuity and easy access to OpenStack files, Storage Made Easy adds standard API's to the OpenStack platform, such as WebDav and FTP / SFTP.
The SME OpenStack offering also has built in support for backing files up to other Clouds so that users can have the security of knowing their data is highly available.
The SME platform for OpenStack is supplied as a software Appliance in VMWARE or as an OVF interoperable hypervisor format, as well as being deployable into OpenStack Compute. Please contact us for further details.
The latest supported version is OpenStack Juno and we can provide a pre-configured OpenStack instance with the Storage Made Easy software on a Linode instance if required.
Storage Made Easy also partners with SwiftStack
for use of the SME Enterprise File Share and Sync solution with their Swift Distribution, but can also be used with other OpenStack distros such as HP Helion
, RedHat, Mirantis
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