SomaIT Hybrid Cloud Explained
SomaIT Hybrid Cloud file server provides numerous features to support file sharing and collaboration, enabling distributed co-workers and business partners to work together from one centralized access point.
This enables users to create shared, permission-based folders, which serve as the focal point of a sustained collaborative effort. Folders can correspond to a project, department, or client, allowing both employees and customers to securely access folders from anywhere. SomaIT Hybrid Cloud provides numerous additional collaborative capabilities such as file versioning, locking, file annotations and notifications to promote collaboration between employees and partners.
Users also need to share files on an ad hoc basis or share with a large audience. SomaIT Hybrid Cloud provides the ability to create links and embed them in email, documents, and web pages. These links can be used with tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and instant messaging.
Fast File Access Using Local Storage
Bandwidth limitations and internet connection outages limit traditional cloud storage solutions. The SomaIT Hybrid Cloud solves these problems by combining the accessibility and flexibility of cloud storage with the speed and security of local storage. This “no compromise” approach provides businesses with file storage, sharing, access, and backup from anywhere, online or offline.
The SomaIT solution is comprised of two components: Cloud File Server and Local Cloud. Local Cloud is private cloud storage that holds local copies of business files on the computer, network-attached storage, virtual machine or unified storage systems. Files stored in Local Cloud are automatically synchronized with the Cloud File Server, providing users the option of flexible remote file access or fast local file access, even without an Internet connection.