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Cloud Storage with DataNow: We want our data and we want it now!

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We find many companies want to use cloud storage services like OneDrive to give them the accessibility of Dropbox along with the security of a Windows server.  However they’ve hit file limits, experienced replication problems, and suffered compatibility issues between Macs and Windows PCs. Recently we’ve been testing a product that, so far hasn’t exhibited these problems.

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We’re not heavy data users but DataNow is giving us secure, consistent access to our shared files. These are some key features we’ve seen:

  • Granular control of access down to individual folders
  • Access to multiple data sources – file servers, SharePoint, FTP and cloud storage
  • Runs on PC, Mac, iOS, Android and the Web
  • Accommodates complex filenames
  • Allows multi-level data structures
  • Encrypts data replicated to a laptop
  • Enables remote wipe of device
  • Security controlled through Microsoft Active Directory

For us, as IT users we get:

  • An easy-to-use interface – like Dropbox, no training required
  • A secure environment – compliant with our organisation’s policies and storage requirements
  • Ability to work offline – using local replica
  • A way of working if fire or flood were to hit the office

As IT administrators, we get:

  • Control over where files are stored and how data is accessed
  • Increased return on existing investments – in servers, storage, hosting, Internet connectivity

What’s needed to make it work?

DataNow manages file access through a virtual appliance which works with Active Directory to make connections to existing storage locations. All data is secured with 256-bit encryption as it’s transferred between client device and the data centre. If your organisation is in London and you have between 10 and 100 IT users associated with a domain controlled by Microsoft Active Directory and an adequate  Internet connection to and from the data source/s you may be able to benefit.

Contact Cubit Technology for more details on what DataNow could achieve for you.

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