EMC combines cloud-based online file sharing service with on-premise storage options

Infotech Lead India: EMC Corporation has announced the beta availability of EMC’s Syncplicity cloud-based online file sharing service with the option for customers to use either EMC Isilon scale-out NAS or EMC Atmos object-based storage.

The service allows customers to store their files on-premise in addition to the cloud. This new approach gives IT unprecedented choice and control over where managed files reside, while users benefit with a secure, easy-to-use solution for file sync and sharing across all of their computers and devices.

EMC’s approach provides enterprises with a cloud-based online file sharing offering that simplifies end user deployment and administration with on-premise storage that gives IT control of the storage layer, in addition to continuing to provide Syncplicity in the cloud.

For on-premise storage, Syncplicity users can choose from two industry leading storage platforms: EMC Isilon or EMC Atmos – whichever best meets their requirements. EMC Isilon provides the industry’s easiest to manage, top performing and massively scalable NAS solution, capable of growing from 10’s of terabytes to 10’s of petabytes, providing IT full control over where files reside across their global infrastructure.

EMC Atmos provides advanced object storage technology, designed to support large multi-site, multi-tenant, active-active environments.  Atmos allows the application and storage to run anywhere and provides metering and chargeback capabilities based on bandwidth and consumption to ensure IT retains the necessary controls.

By combining EMC Syncplicity online file sharing service with EMC on-premise storage companies can increase productivity by easily syncing, accessing and sharing files with anyone, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Enterprises will experience the agility and continuous innovation from deploying a cloud-based online file sharing solution for users while retaining complete control over data and storage resources. It combines the rich set of Syncplicity’s administrative tools and security, compliance and policy controls to manage sync-and-share functionality along with the unmatched manageability, scalability and resiliency of EMC storage.

Further enterprises also benefit from reduced compliance risk and increased control. Enterprise information will reside on EMC storage, situated on-premise, subject to IT security governance and protection policies. Files are not duplicated both on-premise and in the cloud. With the EMC solutions, data objects stored on premise remain on premise and within IT control.

Jeetu Patel, vice president and general manager of the Syncplicity Business Unit, Information Intelligence Group, EMC Corporation, said, “Integrating Syncplicity with EMC on-premise storage extends our guiding principle of delighting the user with an easy-to-use cloud solution for file sync, sharing and collaboration while empowering IT with tools and control to protect the business.”

“While the obvious benefit is enabling choice, delivering on-premise storage is the logical next step in our evolution, and we’re thrilled to hitch our wagons with other leaders in the EMC family, Isilon, the true leaders in scale-out NAS and EMC Atmos,” Patel added.

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