Enterprise File Share and Sync for SwiftStack

Enterprise File Share and Sync for SwiftStack

Use SwiftStack as an Enterprise File Share
and Sync (EFSS) solution

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 and iPhone/iPad 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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EFSS Features added to SwiftStack

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  • File System: SME places a true file manager on top of SwiftStack 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 SwiftStack solution SME does not transcode or change file names. SME is completely open and does nothing proprietary with files stored on SwiftStack.
  • Cloud Drives: SME provides native Cloud Drives for Mac, Windows and Linux that integrate SwiftStack directly into the business desktop.
  • Cloud Sync: SME provides native Sync from SwiftStack to the business desktop for Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Visual Permissioning: We place a true visual permissioning console in the hands of administrators to make it easy to work with SwiftStack from a user access control perspective.
  • Ubiquitous API Access: SME adds an Amazon S3, SFTP, FTP, and WebDav interface to access SwiftStack 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 tools such as Splunk.
  • Encryption: SwiftStack files can be encrypted using public/private key SHA-256 bit encryption in which only the Admin or User knows the key.
  • Advanced Secure File Sharing: SwiftStack files can be securely shared with time expiry and password protection.
  • Legal Hold / Legal Retention: Takes advantage of SwiftStack middleware features to implement compliance and business required features such as legal retention and legal hold of documents.
  • 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.
  • Auto Provisioning: Auto Provisioning of SwiftStack LDAP Users for home directory.
  • No Java / No Flash: Locked down infrastructure ? No problem. SME implements no Java and no Flash plugin's or uses Java at all in its desktop Apps.
  • Full File Content Search: Searches can search within files stored in SwiftStack due to integration with Apache SOLR. Find out more.
  • Active Directory / LDAP / SSO Integration: Full integration and single sign-on with Active Directory.

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.