Your next File server is in the cloud

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  • 1. Overview August 2010
  • 2. Our Vision
    • “ Is to replace the fileserver for SMB’s and enable them to access the same functionality from the Cloud whilst giving them the choice of choosing which storage clouds they work with”
  • 3. More than just Storage…..
  • 4. More than just files…. Cross-Cloud Services Business Cloud Services Data Integration / Data Access
  • 5. Cloud Gateway aggregates Clouds
  • 6. Cloud Gateway Layering ‘Services’ Cloud Storage Providers Multi-Cloud API (REST, .Net, PHP, PERL, Ruby, Java) Mezeo Amazon S3 RackSpace CloudFiles Microsoft Live SkyDrive GMail Email FTP WebDav Google Apps Zoho Evernote Delicious Twitter Google Docs Live Mesh Single Virtual View Cloud Sync Services Meta Data Services Business Services Mobile Services DesktopTools, Plug-Ins Web
  • 7. What we discovered about product
    • Has to integrate with Desktop
      • Drive as well as Dashboard
    • Has to be multi-OS
      • Mac, Windows, Linux
    • Has to be multi mobile client
      • iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry
    • Has to be secure reliable, fast
    • Has to ‘feel like’ what was there before
  • 8. What we discovered about Clouds
    • Business Users tend to have between 2 to 3 clouds
      • Document Cloud (Google Docs / SkyDrive)
      • Archive Cloud (Amazon S3, RackSpace)
      • Private / Internal Cloud (FTP / WebDav)
      • Also increasingly interested in backing up Social Clouds
  • 9. Proposition: SMB’s - The Organisation Cloud Portal Collaboration / Workflow
    • Unified Storage
    • & Social Portal
    • Single Sign-On
    • Desktop, Web
    • or Mobile experience
    • Not Silo ’d / locked in - use any cloud
    • Admin features
    File Sharing
    • Managed folders across Org
    • External business Groups
    • Permission mngmnt
    • Integrated doc editing, versioning, and revisioning
    Enhanced Service features
    • Secure sharing of
    • files & folders
    • Supports 256 bit
    • AES user managed
    • encryption over clouds
    • Share files via file link, RSS, Twitter, business groups
    • Geo Location meta data on any file
    • Access Logs
    • Versioning info
    • Fax / SMS integration
    • Active Directory support
    Tools & Clients
  • 10. Proposition: Service Provider & White Label SMEStorage Data Access Platform
    • Cloud Storage Access “in a box”
      • Instant multi-OS desktop, mobile & rich web access points
      • Appliance in-situ or hosted model
      • REST API layer provides easy integration with existing portal or panel services
    • File Services
      • Rich API with multiple language bindings
      • that works across all clouds
      • Managed Encryption
      • Access Controls
      • Chunking, resume, versioning
    • Meta Data Services
      • Tags, description, groups
      • GEO information
      • Permissions Management
      • Access history
    • Collaboration
      • Secure file sharing in many ways
      • Rich collaboration features
      • Document workflow controls
      • Chunking, resume, versioning
    • Billing
      • Bandwidth and file storage monitoring
      • API to hook into billing systems
    Cloud Storage