SMEStorage Cloud FTP provides ubiquitous access to over 30 File Clouds

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[] London, United Kingdom - SMEStorage, the Open Cloud Appliance company, today announced that their CloudFTP feature add-on for their open cloud platform now supports over 30 popular file and storage services.

CloudFTP is unique in that it adds a ubiquitous FTP access layer to Storage Clouds that do not natively support the FTP protocol This means transferring files can be as easy as launching an FTP client and selecting the files to be moved, no matter what Cloud the files are stored on.

Uploading data to different File Clouds becomes as simple as switching cloud storage directories within the same FTP session.

Ian Osborne, SMEStorage CEO, stated "Our CloudFTP feature opens up silo'd or inaccessible Clouds to Organisation who require FTP and currently have to maintain a separate FTP server."

"If you look at most of the storage vendors they either don't support FTP or want you to move your files across to their service to be able to use FTP. What is the point of that ? It is just another silo'd lock-in. With our service, and the CloudFTP feature, if you want FTP access to say S3, Google Docs, Google Sites,or even SharePoint, then fine, we can make that happen, even though these services do not natively support FTP. We now can do this for over 30 file and SaaS services that you can use with our Open Cloud Platform."

"The end users of our service have a simple and easy way to transfer and access data from their existing File Cloud without needing to change vendors, which is accessible anywhere, from any desktop or device that can support FTP."

"The best part is that even when using CloudFTP all the files that are transferred are still audited using the Platform's in-built cloud governance, so you have full traceability as an Organization."

The SMEStorage Open Cloud Platform acts as a cloud data broker in which access can be managed and granted to File Stores and Saas Services that are authorised for use with the service. It provides a unique single view of data in which files can be accessed and managed from all desktops and devices.

SMEStorage provides provide a Cloud File Server Appliance in which file meta-data is synchronised, but all files continue to reside on the original storage platform. In this way SMEStorage can offer value added services and clients to existing cloud storage providers, whilst also providing a single cloud file system which enables files from many different cloud storage providers to be managed in one cloud file tree. SMEStorage provide services to individual users, and also to corporate users via its Organisation 'FileServer in the Cloud' platform offering, which combines file sharing, user management and collaboration features. Copyright (C) 2011 SMEStorage. All Rights Reserved.


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