Feeds

EMC fires anti-Dropbox torpedo to sink off-site biz clouds

In Syn'city, the IT bosses rule the data

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Data centre haunter EMC is testing its Isilon and Atmos storage systems with Syncplicity - the corporate-friendly Dropbox contender it bought in May.

EMC gobbled Syncplicity specifically for its ability to share content and synchronise files in businesses' private clouds.

It's hoped workers will be able to pass around sensitive materials on their various smart mobile devices without corporate content controllers losing track of which user was accessing which document. This can happen when employees get the Dropbox habit and protected company information accidentally leaks into the wild with admin staff having no idea who's seeing what.

EMC integrated Syncplicity with Documentum in November so that the latter's content could be shared with Syncplicity users.

Now the next step in its steadily evolving strategy has been revealed in a trial involving Isilon scale-out filers and Atmos object storage backends. Customers store their sharable files in their own data centres, using the Isilon or Atmos kit, and Syncplicity provides Dropbox-equivalent file sharing through a private cloud with corporate visibility and security; the files don't have to go off-site to a third-party sync'n'share provider.

Customers can store their data objects on the premises rather than duplicating them in an off-site vault. Corporate IT has control of the storage layer using Syncplicity.

Users have the ability to edit a local copy of a file on their off-net smart device and then have it sync'd back up to the data centre when they reconnect, EMC said.

EMC's VNX, VMAX and Centera storage offerings are not included in the beta trial. It's interesting that both Isilon and Atmos storage are highly scalable; is file sync 'n share going to that popular? ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Linux? Bah! Red Hat has its eye on the CLOUD – and it wants to own it
CEO says it will be 'undisputed leader' in enterprise cloud tech
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.