The Storage Made Easy Open Cloud Platform provides a unique integration with SwiftStack that enables ISP's and enterprises to rapidly leverage SwiftStack object storage.
The SME software Appliance enables business to rapidly take advantage of SwiftStack 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.
SwiftStack provides an API to enable access to SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack files, Storage Made Easy adds standard API's to the SwiftStack platform, such as WebDav and FTP / SFTP.
The SME SwiftStack 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.
Storage Made Easy has also worked with SwiftStack engineering to take advantage of SwiftStack specific features to enable the SME product to offer sophisticated enterprise features such as legal hold and legal retention of documents stored within a SwiftStack instance. The below webinar can provides further details on this.
The SME platform for SwiftStack is supplied as a software Appliance in VMWARE or as an OVF interoperable hypervisor format, as well as being deployable into SwiftStack 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 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 etc.
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