The Storage Made Easy Open Cloud Platform provides a unique integration with SoftLayer that enables ISP's and enterprises to rapidly leverage SoftLayer object storage.
The 30 minute video demo below gives a full overview of the SME solution for SoftLayer.
The SME software Appliance enables business to rapidly take advantage of SoftLayer 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.
SoftLayer provides an API to enable access to
SoftLayer 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 SoftLayer 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 SoftLayer files, Storage Made Easy adds standard API's to the SoftLayer platform, such as WebDav and FTP / SFTP.
The SME SoftLayer 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 SoftLayer is supplied as a software Appliance in VMWARE or as an OVF interoperable hypervisor format, as well as being deployable into SoftLayer Compute. Please contact us for further details.
We can provide a pre-configured instance of the Storage Made Easy software on a Linode instance if required.
Storage Made Easy can also be used with other IBM Cloud Object Storage solutions other than Softlayer.