Using Microsoft Azure as cloud file server

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Using Microsoft Azure as cloud file server

  1. 1. Using Microsoft Azure for a Cloud File Server 1
  2. 2. What SME does - Use Azure as a DropBox type replacement - Adds control / audit / governance to single / multiple Clouds - Enables single / multiple Clouds to become a ‘Cloud File Server’ - Accessed via SME hosted service or delivered to use on-premise 2
  3. 3. Initial sign in ‣  Initial Home Page after creating a Cloud File Server Account ‣  The service can used from a hosted environment at •  US: http://storagemadeasy.com •  EU: http://eu.storagemadeeasy.com ‣  The Service can be run from a customers own premise (supplied as a VMWARE, XEN or KVM instance) ‣  The service can be run on Linode or EC2 3
  4. 4. Custom Branding ‣  Each Cloud File Server can be branded ‣  Online and on-Premise hosted Cloud Appliance can have ‘deeper’ branding Branding & Unique login page •  All desktop and mobile tools can be branded for on-premise use of the SME Appliance 4
  5. 5. Cloud File Server Admin Branding ‣  Cloud File Server Administrators have additional options ‣  This enables them to ‘control’ the cloud file server users, options, security, and governance. 5
  6. 6. Homepage Widgets ‣  ‘Widgets’ can be added to the home page ‣  Widgets can be customisable ‣  Widget framework enables custom widgets to be developed for hooking into company information 6
  7. 7. User Management ‣  Users can easily be managed or added ‣  Users can completely managed from another Identity Management system •  •  ‣  Active Directory LDAP Bulk users can be added from .csv file 7
  8. 8. Active Directory / BYOD Active Directory & BYOD integration 8
  9. 9. File Manager ‣  Rich / functional web file manager shared folders •  supports file Locking & encryption Separate ‘lite’ file manager for locked down browsers drag / drop files straight onto webpage 9
  10. 10. File options ‣  Files options depend on file type •  Office files can be edited and saved back to the original location using Zoho office or Google Docs •  Text files can be edited also inline •  Viewers exist for various files integrated with best of breed online services 10
  11. 11. Example: viewing an Autocad file ‣  Files can be viewed or edited inline depending on the file type •  This is an example of an Autocad file being viewed through the Google Viewer 11
  12. 12. Sharing Options ‣  Rich sharing options •  Share by secure link, time expiry, over email, to external groups Email sharing URL Sharing Group Sharing 12
  13. 13. Encryption ‣  All files no matter the location can be encrypted •  AES SHA-1 256 bit secure encryption •  Public Key stored but private key not stored, remains with user 13
  14. 14. Sharing files Internally ‣  Shared folders can be used to promote internal file sharing •  •  ‣  Access control lists supported at folder, role & user level Can integrate with Active Directory Admin can delegate users to also create shared folders 14
  15. 15. Sharing files externally ‣  Business Workspaces can be used to share external files •  Create a group, invite people and then simply share file with group •  All members receive updates •  Set Auto-updates based on rules •  Members can be collaborators •  Members can be private (don’t see each other) 15
  16. 16. Sharing files over email ‣  Files can be ‘sent’ to the Cloud File Server simply as a ‘cc’ or bcc’ on regular email •  Users has private folder with email address •  Shared folders have email addresses so that data normally trapped in emails can be easily added 16
  17. 17. Searching files ‣  Quick search interface •  Search against all indexed meta-data quickly •  Works from any client Tagged file search 17
  18. 18. File notifications ‣  Set sophisticated notification options for when files are added to a shared folder 18
  19. 19. Event Auditing ‣  Audit each file event •  For security •  For legislative purposes 19
  20. 20. Sophisticated options ‣  Sophisticated Options •  For management •  Corporate governance •  Security •  Branding •  Encryption •  Versioning 20
  21. 21. If your clients are looking for a DropBox replacement utilize Microsoft Azure with Storage Made Easy 21
  22. 22. Native desktop Drives + Sync Windows Mac Linux 22
  23. 23. Native Clients for all mobiles / tablets 23
  24. 24. Thanks ! info@storagemadeeasy.com " 22

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