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Turning OpenStack Swift into a rich business ready Cloud Service

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What SME does

- Makes OpenStack Swift ‘Business ready’ for ISP’s or direct end-users - Turns Swift into a sophisticated Cloud Data Service - Supports virtual drive and sync for all desktop clients & native Apps for all Mobiles - Adds control / audit / governance to all files - Indexes meta-data for rapid search

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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

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Custom Branding

Branding & Unique login page

Each Cloud File Server can be branded

Online and on-Premise hosted Cloud Appliance can have ‘deeper’ branding •

All desktop and mobile tools can be branded for on-premise use of the SME Appliance

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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.

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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

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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

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Active Directory / BYOD

Active Directory & BYOD integration

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File Manager ‣

Rich / functional web file manager

shared folders

supports file Locking & encryption

Separate ‘lite’ file manager for locked down browsers

Visualises all OpenStack Data

drag / drop files straight onto webpage

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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

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Example: viewing an Autocad file

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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

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Sharing Options ‣

Rich sharing options •

Share by secure link, time expiry, over email, to external groups

Email sharing URL Sharing

Group Sharing

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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

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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

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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)

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Sharing files over email

Files can be ‘sent’ to OpenStack 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

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Searching files

Quick search interface •

Search against all Swift indexed meta-data quickly

Works from any client

Tagged file search

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File notifications

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Set sophisticated notification options for when files are added to a shared folder

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Event Auditing

Audit each file event •

For security

For legislative purposes

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Sophisticated options

Sophisticated Options •

For management

Corporate governance

Security

Branding

Encryption

Versioning

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That was just a brief look at the Web platform of a Cloud File Server based on using with OpenStack Swift

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Native desktop Drives + Sync

Windows Mac

Linux

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Native Clients for all mobiles / tablets

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Thanks ! info@storagemadeeasy.com !

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Using OpenStack Swift as a Cloud File Server  

This presentation shows how you turn OpenStack Swift into a business ready cloud file server

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