Hybrid cloud pioneer Egnyte, today announced Egnyte Cloud
Control, its next generation content storage and sharing infrastructure. Cloud
Control offers enterprise users complete power over their cloud strategy with a
cloud and device agnostic service that can easily scale to thousands of users
across different geographies. Egnyte also offers average upload speeds 25 times
faster than ordinary cloud services.
IT departments have a unique and complex set of problems
when setting the cloud strategy for their organization. They must balance where their data resides
due to regulatory and reporting issues, with investments in existing
infrastructure and the demands of the BYOD movement.
Previously, cloud only approaches offered users flexibility
and access, but often at the expense of security and governance. Hybrid cloud
approaches bridge the gap, bringing the best of both worlds; offering cloud
accessibility, auditability, IT control and behind the firewall access.
However, enterprises with complex infrastructures or data that could not live
outside of the firewall have special needs. Cloud Control is designed to offer
security, scalability, control and ensure that content can be stored behind the
Cloud Control allows customers to stitch together a quilt
of different storage devices and cloud types into a Global Name Space that
gives users access to files irrespective of location, device type, or storage
cloud. In this way, storage is effectively decoupled from the application and
nodes can be strategically placed in different geographies to take advantage of
access patterns. Content can live completely behind the firewall, in a third
party storage cloud such as AWS S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, etc. or in
Egnyte’s public cloud. Within corporate networks, Cloud Control works off of
existing file system structures, does not force deployment of proprietary file
systems and allows direct access to local shares. This approach is exclusive to
Egnyte and allows enterprises to retain all the benefits of the cloud, such as
scalability, elasticity and security.
Cloud Control is an invitation only beta and
will be publicly available in late Q1 of 2013. Those interested in
participating in the beta program should contact Egnyte at: firstname.lastname@example.org