SMEStorage releases Linux Cloud Tools that work with over 15 Storage Clouds
March 11, 2011 – SMEStorage today announced that it has released the first GA version of its multi cloud tooling for Linux Platforms. The tools had previously been in beta and encompass a virtual cloud drive and a graphical desktop to cloud synchronisation tool.
The SMEStorage open cloud platform allows companies to mix and match different storage clouds and access them from a Cloud File System, making changing storage clouds as easy as changing file directories.
The Linux Cloud Drive Direct enables user desktop access for to all storage clouds they have mapped to their account and presents a single file system view of all files stored in their different clouds.
The Graphical synchronisation tooling enables users to keep specific directories in sync with their Cloud Files and also features an additional clone feature to entirely replicate a directory from Cloud to Desktop or vice-versa.
The Cloud Tools are available for Debian, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and Fedora Linux distributions.
SMEStorage CEO Ian Osborne stated: "It may sound odd to think of a cloud based service on your desktop, but we are trying to blur the lines between the web and work environments. Our mobility tools for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry are part of this strategy.”
“As our Linux tooling becomes more mature we expect to add into it the full collaboration and file sharing capabilities that our personal cloud and business customers already use,” said Osborne. ”You can think of our solution as ’cloud of Clouds’ or us as a cloud data broker in which we provide sophisticates access and additional services to the underlying data silos. These data silos are becoming more of an issue for individuals and organisations and we are seeing huge growth in the ability to cohesively access and manage this data.”
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