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Hands-on Evaluation Demonstrates Transporter’s Enterprise-Class Capabilities to Make Distributed Private Cloud Storage a Reality at a Fraction of the Cost of Fee-Based Cloud Services
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 1, 2015 – Connected DataTM, the creator of Transporter, today announced findings from an ESG Lab Test Drive report that validates the company’s Transporter private cloud storage appliance as an excellent business solution for file sync and share. The lab report, “Transporter from Connected Data,” explores the key features of Transporter and outlines how Connected Data makes distributed private clouds affordable for any organization, while delivering the enterprise-class features they need.
ESG identifies that file sharing for collaboration and improved productivity has become an expected part of the user experience in today’s corporate environments. It also outlines that organizations are struggling to maintain control of sensitive corporate data in an age of BYOD and widespread proliferation of cloud services. These are the challenges directly addressed by Transporter, the world’s first private cloud appliance. Designed for business, Transporter appliances allow corporate IT to leverage their existing infrastructure to build cloud services that maintain complete control over where data is stored and how it is shared, while providing Dropbox like simplicity for its users.
“ESG Lab validated typical sync and share functionality along with simultaneous user editing, creation of links for sharing with external users, and mobile device access,” said Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst and Vinny Choinski, Sr. Lab Analyst in the ESG report. “The Lab also validated administrative features, including integration with Active Directory for access control, integration with existing backup infrastructure, configuration of network ports and a Factory Reset option to remotely wipe data stored on a Transporter. These features demonstrated the business-class focus of Transporter, for both users and administrators.”
The ESG Lab Test Drive was performed by testing a Transporter 75 device. It took a deep, hands-on look at Transporter from both an end user and administrator perspective. Key features tested include:
• Sharing and accessing files located in Transporter folders
• Accessing remote files located in the Transporter Library
• Versioning and undelete capability including restoring previously modified and deleted files
• Sharing files via both standard and direct (private) links
• Folder and user level read-only access controls for both desktop and mobile
• Active Directory integration for users and groups
“Today’s business users are concerned about the compliance and security challenges presented by cloud-based file sharing, yet users continue to demand easier access to business content, especially when using mobile devices and when working remotely,” said Geoff Barrall, CEO, Connected Data. “Connected Data has the solution. With our innovative line of Transporter private cloud appliances, we deliver the efficiency and simplicity of the cloud with the privacy, security and control required in a managed data center. We are pleased that ESG Lab has validated our approach based on helping our customers to create their own sync and share service using their existing infrastructure.”
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About Connected Data
Connected DataTM, the creator of Transporter private cloud storage appliances is focused on changing the way consumers and businesses manage their files. Transporter appliances allow customers to privately sync, access, share and protect data at a fraction of the cost of fee-based cloud services. The fast-growing Transporter network includes over 35,000 users managing more than 20 Petabytes of storage all over the world. Connected Data is privately funded and based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit connectimation.wpengine.com.
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