Amazon Zocalo enterprise storage and sharing service launched

Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon Zocalo, a managed secure enterprise storage and sharing service.

The new service comes with administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.

Amazon Zocalo enables customers to store, share, and gather feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, web pages, images, PDFs, or text files on the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets.

For a monthly fee, Amazon Zocalo can integrate with existing corporate directories, and provides administrators with flexible sharing rules, audit logs, and control of the location where data is stored.

Noah Eisner, general manager, Amazon Zocalo at Amazon Web Services, said: “AWS was increasingly being asked to provide an enterprise storage and sharing tool that was easy to use, allowed users to quickly collaborate with others, and met the strict security needs of their organizations. That’s what Amazon Zocalo was built to do.”

All Amazon WorkSpaces customers get Amazon Zocalo for free with up to 50 GB of storage.

Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services, also announced several new capabilities for developers to build, deploy, and scale mobile applications.

Amazon Cognito provides user identity and data synchronization that lets developers create apps that authenticate users through public login providers, and then keep app data such as user preferences and game state synced between devices.

The new Amazon Mobile Analytics service allows developers to collect and analyze app usage data, up to billions of events per day from millions of users, and delivers usage reports within an hour of data being sent by the app.

Meanwhile, AWS is introducing a new unified Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) for iOS, Android, and Fire OS developers to access the new Amazon Cognito and Amazon Mobile Analytics services as well as AWS services like Amazon S3 and Amazon DynamoDB.