Although the primary purpose of the SME software is to unify / federate information stores, whilst also adding features and ubiquitous access clients and control / governance, we do have many clients who want us to directly provide storage.
We supply this using Storage procured on Amazon S3. If you use our US SaaS Service, this is supplied using a US storage location, if you use our EU service, this is supplied using an EU location.What is Amazon S3 ?
Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service is an online storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its own global e-commerce network, and provides scalability, high availability, and low latency at commodity costs.How reliable is it?
Amazon S3 is designed to provide 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability of data over a given year. S3 is also designed to sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilities.Do I get any Storage for free ?
Yes, 5GB is given free on every free account. Just sign up
!Do I have to use your Amazon S3 storage, can I use my own ?
Of course you can use your own! We only provide storage for users or companies that don't have their own. You can use your own S3 account or indeed any of the other 35 cloud or SaaS services
we support. Unlike other vendors we do not lock you into storage.Is there anything else I should know about the storage you offer ?
- It is provided with ubiquitous interfaces to make it easy to access. These are WebDav
, and also an Amazon S3
- There are Applications for Windows
, and also browser plugin's
for Firefox, Chrome and Safari, as well as mobile Apps for iOS
, and Windows Phone 7
- It can be used with Personal packages
or with the business Cloud File Server
packages, or you can just use it for free along with other Cloud Storage Services you can add to your account.Back to Wiki Index