Using Microsoft Azure as Cloud File Server

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This presentations shows how Storage Made Easy IaaS service can be used on Windows Azure to enable a Cloud File Server "DropBox" alternative for companies who do not want to host their own EFSS solution.

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1 Using Microsoft Azure for a Cloud File Server

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2 What SME does - Use Azure as a DropBox type replacement - Adds control / audit / governance to single / multiple Clouds - Enables single / multiple Clouds to become a ‘Cloud File Server’ - Accessed via SME hosted servic e or delivered to use on-premise

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3 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 Initial sign in

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4 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 Branding & Unique login page Custom Branding

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5 Cloud File Server Administrators have additional options This enables them to ‘control’ the cloud file server users, options, security, and governance. Branding Cloud File Server Admin

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6 ‘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 Homepage Widgets

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7 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 User Management

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8 Active Directory & BYOD integration Active Directory / BYOD

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9 Rich / functional web file manager Separate ‘ lite ’ file manager for locked down browsers s hared folders File Manager d rag / drop files s traight onto webpage s upports file Locking & encryption

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10 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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11 Example: viewing an Autocad file Files can be viewed or edited inline depending on the file type This is an example of an A utocad file being viewed through the Google Viewer

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12 Rich sharing options Share by secure link, time expiry, over email, to external groups Sharing Options URL Sharing Email sharing Group Sharing

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13 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 Encryption

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14 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 Sharing files Internally

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15 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) Sharing files externally

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16 Files can be ‘sent’ to the Cloud File Server 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 Sharing files over email

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17 Quick search interface Search against all indexed meta-data quickly Works from any client Searching files Tagged file search

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

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19 Audit each file event For security For legislative purposes Event Auditing

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20 Sophisticated Options For management Corporate governance Security Branding Encryption Versioning Sophisticated options

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21 If your clients are looking for a DropBox replacement utilize Microsoft Azure with Storage Made Easy

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22 Mac Linux Windows Native desktop Drives + Sync

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23 Native Clients for all mobiles / tablets

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22 info@storagemadeeasy.com Thanks !

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