Secure Enterprise File Share and Sync for RackSpace Cloud Files™

Storage Made Easy provides the easiest and most comprehensive application stack for RackSpace Cloud Files™ enabling users to store, share, collaborate and access files anytime, anywhere and from whatever device they choose using our innovative Cloud File Server.

RackSpace Cloud Files™

is an online storage web service offered
by RackSpace and built on
OpenStack.



Storage Made Easy provides a host of features for use with RackSpace data in conjunction with the SME Enterprise File Share and sync Platform.
The 30 minute video demo below provides an overview of the SME solution.



RackSpace provides a development toolkit to enable access to RackSpace, and organises data in containers. These are not intuitive when working with data. Storage Made Easy adds a true Enterprise File share and sync for use with RackSpace CloudFiles.

The SME EFSS platform adds native FTP and webDav access and aslo enables drive and sync access from any operating system. All mobile devices are also supported.


Storage Made Easy also adds governance and audit control for all files and file events. File sharing policies can be set and file audit watches can be configured to push information on file access.


The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File share and sync Platform os available as a SaaS service, as a dedicated hosted platform (IaaS) or for Enterprise use on-premise.

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EFSS features added to RackSpace

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  • File System: SME places a true file manager on top of RackSpace Files so users can work with data more intuitively - with a file manager interface they are used to.
  • File Names are not changed: Unlike some other RackSpace solutions SME does not transcode or change file names. SME is completely open and does nothing proprietary with files stored on RackSpace.
  • Cloud Drives: SME provides Cloud Drives for Mac, Windows and Linux that integrate RackSpace directly into the business desktop.
  • Cloud Sync: SME provides native Sync from RackSpace to the business desktop for Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Visual Permissioning: SME places a true visual permissioning console in the hands of administrators to make it easy to work with RackSpace from a user access control perspective.
  • Active Directory / LDAP / SSO Integration: Full integration and single sign-on with Active Directory.
  • Ubiquitous API Access: SME adds an SFTP, FTP, and WebDav interface to RackSpace Files
  • File Versioning: Versioning and file locking is built into the Storage Made Easy platform. If the same filename is uploaded to the same folder, the new file will be versioned and visible using our unique visual versioning UI feature.
  • File Event Auditing Storage Made Easy supports granular file event auditing with associated IP Address. Reports are searchable and obtainable as excel reports or can be output as SysLog format for integration with toools such as Splunk.
  • Encryption: RackSpace Files can be encrypted using public/private key AES 256 bit encryption in which only the Admin knows the key.
  • Advanced Secure File Sharing: Securely share RackSpace files with time expiry and password protection.
  • GEO Location Recording: Storage Made Easy can record the location when a file is uploaded and also the endpoint location of where it was stored. This can be important from a regulatory perspective.
  • Classification Tagging: Helps users easily organize and find files.
  • Full File Content Search: Searches can search within files stored in RackSpace due to integration with Apache SOLR. Find out more.

Cloud Control Built in

Storage Made Easy makes Enterprise File Share and Sync is built upon its Cloud Control Gateway which provides Information Governance for files and documents.