Cloud FTP™ Enterprise Solution

FTP / FTPS access into Object Storage and other Cloud Storage

FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is normally used to transfer files between computers on a network. CloudFTP™ enables files to be transferred to Storage Clouds even when they do not natively support FTP.

As the File Fabric provides an FTP / TPS protocol adaptor it is able to support the FTP / FTPS protocol for any public or private cloud storage irrespective of whether such clouds support FTP.



What if the cloud storage does not support FTP?


It does not matter, the File Fabric FTP protocol adaptor enables any cloud to be accessed from standard FTP clients even if the connected cloud does not support FTP.



Why is this useful?


Many companies require FTP/FTPS support but still want to use services such as Amazon S3, or Azure for better scalability and reduced cost. The File Fabric enables companies to use such services and still provide FTP support. For example Google Drive, Amazon S3, SharePoint, OneDrive, Office365 etc don't natively support FTP, but using CloudFTP companies can expose access to data from any standard FTP client.



How do you obtain CloudFTP™?


CloudFTP™ is a feature of the Enterprise File Fabric and works with available on the hosted SaaS version or the enterprise on-premises version



What does it work with?


It works where FTP works, so users can use any standard FTP client. Authentication can also be configured to use the File Fabric's federated single-sign-on which delegates authentication to corporate identity management solutions such as LDAP, Active Directory, or SAML.



What FTP clients has it been tested with?


It has been tested with Cyberduck, Transmit, CODA, Krusader, Filezylla, Default ubuntu ftp client, Total Commander, Windows default FTP client, Captain FTP and others. It should work with any FTP client but if you have a problem let us know.



How to configure CloudFTP™?


Please see the CloudFTP wiki entry for further information.

Quick Overview

  • CloudFTP™ adds FTP / FTPS / SFTP access to any storage that is mapped to the Enterprise File Fabric.

  • Works even if the Storage Cloud you map to our service does not natively support FTP.

  • A great way of being able to access unstructured data from any FTP client. Easy to setup and use.

  • Works with standard desktop and/or mobile FTP clients.


Storage Supported

  • Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, RackSpace (UK & US), OpenStack Swift, Ceph, other S3 compatible Clouds such as Cloudian.

  • Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive.

  • DropBox, Box, Jive, Zimbra Briefcase, CIFS, any WebDav enabled Cloud and more.