April 15, 2011 in Mac OSX (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - SMEStorage, the multi-cloud data access company has released the first version of its Mac Cloud Tools. The Cloud Tools encompass a virtual Cloud Drive that is integrated into the Mac Desktop, a desktop to Cloud synchronization tool, and Cloud Files indexed and integrated into spotlight.
Unlike other silo'd storage provider SMEStorage works as an abstraction layer above over 15 storage clouds and enables users to access and manage files from all the major storage vendors.
SMEStorage CEO Ian Osborne said, "we've been working towards doing a full release of our Mac Cloud Tools for sometime now so we are happy to get to our 1.0 release."
"The Cloud Tools really bring the Cloud into the Mac desktop enabling users to witch storage cloud providers by simply changing directory, and editing files becomes as easy as double clicking on the file in question from within the Cloud Drive and saving when done. We've also integrated file actions into the Mac Finder on right click so that, amongst other things, you can easily get a URL of a file to share, or generate an email with a file link for example."
"Our desktop to folder synchronization tools makes it easy to keep files from different clouds in sync with different desktop folders. Just drop your files into the folder and the sync tool will pick up and ensure they end up on the relevant Cloud."
"Lastly, we've integrated spotlight to work with all the Clouds mapped to a SMEStorage Account so that when Spotlight indexes the Cloud files are also searched."
"We're already looking forward the 1.1 release of these tools and have some further great features to come."
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.