Cloud Storage Solutions
Despite the plethora of public Cloud Storage Solutions many companies want something that they have control of that sits behind their own firewall, integrates with their own information stores, but also enables the flexibility of integrating with Public Storage Clouds and information stores. This is different to the traditional view of Cloud Storage in which vendors require that you move or replicate data from existing locations to their service. The SMEStorage hybrid Cloud File Server does not require data to be moved, but rather it provides an access and federation layer. The access layer populates a meta data repository which stores information about the data, such as the filename, size, datestamp, location etc. This ensures that data can be accessed both behind the firewall and publicly. The federation layer enables multiple different information stores to be added in this way, both public and private, and unifies access and management to them from a single file explorer view. Changing information stores with the hybrid Cloud File Server is as simple as changing directory. Security is of course great importance and with the hybrid Cloud File Server, there are different aspects to how the data is secured. To check the code and protect against attacks the platform is checked each day by Mcafee Secure to check for any security flaws or SQL injection vulnerabilities, or any cross scripting attack flaws. You can check to see the date the site was last audited in the page footer. The SMEStorage platform also fully supports SSL for encrypted on the wire browser sessions. For login to the platform a token based authentication is used in which, after login, a token has to be passed with each request. All user passwords are also stored in an encrypted state. OAuth is used, where supported by the cloud Provider, when federating Clouds. OAuth is a way to connect to a Cloud Provider without revealing password details. Governance and ecompliance are key features of the hybrid Cloud File Server, and full support is provided for IP logging, event auditing, GEO location logging and access controls. These are essential for companies who need to comply with HIPAA or FERPS. Such a solution offers little without direct access clients. To this end the hybrid Cloud File Server, comes with native access clients for Windows, Mac and Linux which encompass sync todesktop and native network Cloud Drives. The latest enterprise trend of 'bring your own
device' is also catered for as the solution natively supports iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry. http://www.smestorage.com
Published on Jan 27, 2012
Published on Jan 27, 2012
Despite the plethora of public Cloud Storage Solutions many companies want something that they have control of that sits behind their own fi...