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FileShadow Delivers Machine Learning to end users with Google Vision API

This week at Google Cloud Next '18, FileShadow will demonstrate the power of Google Compute Engine and the Google Vision API to put machine learning in the hands of "prosumers" and small businesses. The company utilizes the API to analyze files, including images and scanned documents, to help users more effectively find files that are stored on their various cloud storage accounts and Drobo Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances.  

FileShadow connects users' cloud storage accounts and onsite NAS appliances into a single vault, stored on Wasabi's hot cloud storage, making their files instantly searchable, regardless of source, and "available for a lifetime." The service supports both online and onsite systems, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Adobe Creative Cloud and Drobo.

"FileShadow is bringing machine learning to end users," said Tyrone Pike, president and CEO of FileShadow. "With photos, graphics and other documents often spread across many different cloud accounts, it's often difficult and time consuming to locate them when most needed. Our Cloud File Assurance service lets small businesses and consumers requiring more professional capabilities utilize the power of machine learning to easily access files with a single search. "

FileShadow does not replace Drobo or any of the popular cloud storage vendors. Instead, it assures immediate searchability, availability and protection of files stored in these sources by archiving each generation of every file.

Google Vision API: What it adds to FileShadow

Using Google Cloud Vision API service, FileShadow detects characteristics of a file or image stored in any of the user's cloud accounts and Drobo appliances. The API classifies images into numerous categories available for FileShadow's integrated search engine. With this API, FileShadow creates extensive, searchable metadata on each file. With Google Maps API, it discovers the file's content and location (GPS), and with Google OCR API, it performs optical character recognition (OCR) and creates vision tags for scanned images. With those additional tags, users can find any file, in any cloud storage location in just seconds.

"For example, with FileShadow and Google's API, users can search for words that are in scanned documents, like contracts or agreements; can find skiing photos even though those images aren't named or tagged as skiing pictures, and can search documents or images by location," Pike added. "These machine learning capabilities were previously only available within the enterprise."

Also at Google Cloud Next '18, FileShadow is showcasing the integration of the Google Compute Engine, Google Vision API, Google Maps API, Google OCR API, and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, a recently announced partnership. To see a demo of how this integration helps prosumers and SMB customers manage and protect their files, visit booth W2307 at the event or watch one of our tutorials.

FileShadow Service is available free of charge through Sept. 30, 2018. The current trial offer covers free cloud file assurance for up to 1TB of data and utilizes Google for file processing and Wasabi for storage-the first example of FileShadow multi-cloud services. The option to manually choose file processing and cloud storage vendors will be available in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Published Monday, July 23, 2018 11:28 AM by David Marshall
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