March 4, 2011 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - SMEStorage today is pleased to announce that it has added support for the icloud browser based desktop service enabling icloud users to use SMEStorage tools and clients to manage and work with their cloud data.
icloud offers a generous 3GB free storage and cloud stored files can now immediately be accessed and managed from all clients and tools that SMEStorage supports. These include desktop cloud tooling and virtual drives for Windows, Mac and Linux, and also mobile support for iPhone/iPad, Android and BlackBerry. There are also plug-in's for the Firefox and Chrome internet browsers and SMEStorage also makes access to icloud available from an Amazon S3 API.
For business users, they can now use cloud Storage as the data storage for the SMEStorage "File Server in the Clouds" offering which compliments or replaces the traditional office file server.
The founder of icloud, Daniel Arthursson stated, "An open cloud infrastructure is a key enabler for enterprise adoption of cloud services. SMEStorage extends the icloud virtual desktop with these important enterprise class services. We are very happy to welcome them to the expanding icloud Ready family."
CEO Ian Osborne stated, "We are very pleased to add the icloud desktop to the list of Clouds that can be used from our Platform. We now support over 15 clouds and will continue to add further clouds based on user and market demand."
"We see users information in such clouds becoming increasingly fragmented. Google Docs for documents, and Flickr for photos are just two examples. The ability to access and manage disparate information sources either from what is quickly becoming a cloud desktop, or on the move, we believe will be come increasingly valuable both to consumers and businesses."
"The SMEStorage platform is an open cloud platform in which users can choose which combinations of file storage they wish to use with the confidence that they can access their data from the web, any Operating System, and any mobile client."
Osborne finished by saying "We look forward to announcing soon further support for other file and information vendors to the SMEStorage Data Access and Collaboration Service."
Founded in 2001 by Daniel Arthursson, icloud provides the free service, the world's leading online computer and cloud-based media server for SMEStorage and consumers. Creating an account is free and includes 3GB of storage. An additional Super Drive with 100GB is available for 99.99 USD / year.
SMEStorage provides provide a cloud storage gateway 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.