On November 5th, we announced new features that mark the most significant release in Syncplicity by Axway’s history.
Today, Syncplicity by Axway StorageVaults, is generally available. StorageVaults give enterprise IT departments utilizing Syncplicity by Axway Enterprise Edition flexible, policy-based, control over where their file data is stored within the Syncplicity by Axway service. All content is not created equal, and different departments have different storage needs. With StorageVaults, content can now be stored in a hybrid cloud consisting of off-premise public cloud storage or on-premise based storage arrays based on user, group, and folder policy.
Designed for high manageability at enterprise-scale. Enterprises have complex needs and require granular control over large numbers of groups. StorageVaults are assigned to groups using “Storage Sets” – eliminating duplication of policies and controls when creating multiple groups to satisfy different storage requirements.
It is very clear that “the cloud” is the future of enterprise deployments—the advantages associated with faster innovation, reduced IT change management, and reduced operational effort are simply too compelling to pass up. But when it comes to storage, enterprises expect “the cloud” to combine off-premise and on-premise storage because one size simply does not fit all. Syncplicity by Axway StorageVaults give enterprise IT the flexibility and granular control they need to meet their needs, and the needs of their end users.
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We're excited to be positioned as a “Leader” by Forrester Research, Inc. in its July 2013 report, “The Forrester Wave™: File Sync and Share Platforms, Q3 2013!”
Forrester evaluated 16 of the most significant file sync and share providers across 26 criteria and recognized Syncplicity by Axway as a leader for its strong offering and solid strategy for success, receiving the highest overall score in content analytics and the highest score possible in security model, administration, mobile strategy and sales staff, among other categories.
Forrester also states that EMC has created a strong offering by combining its global sales and service capacity with Syncplicity by Axway’s capabilities. Forrester highlighted several strengths including security and deployment flexibility saying “Syncplicity by Axway is a fit for organizations that require very tight control over content location — cloud versus on-premises — as well as fine-grained controls over the content itself.”
According to the report, “EMC has done a good job of driving integration between Syncplicity by Axway and the existing Documentum portfolio with content and workflow integration. So organizations with significant investments in EMC’s enterprise content management system or EMC’s storage products should give Syncplicity by Axway a hard look.”
But this report is also exciting for two very important things we took away from it about the market:
It’s a great time for business users. Vendors are rising to the challenge of providing users new ways to access their files, share with colleagues and collaborate without compromising convenience for compliance. The simplicity and beautiful user experiences we are used to in consumer-oriented apps are finding their way into IT-approved business applications. This enables companies to allow users better access to their files, and more freedom to work the way they want to than ever before.
It’s a great time for enterprise IT professionals. It is frustrating to know of ways to help users be more productive, but not be able to help them in ways that meet your organization’s security and compliance requirements. It’s even more frustrating to watch users go around you to get what they want — putting company content at risk, and even neutralizing many of systems you put in place in the past to protect files. The Forrester Wave demonstrates to us how far the market has come in understanding this issue, and finally giving IT ways to give their users the access they need to all their files, no matter where the files live and where they go, without losing control and visibility.
In our opinion, our position in the Forrester report reflects well on the massive rate of innovation and product delivery from the Syncplicity by Axway program during the last year.
Of course, that momentum will continue as we accelerate the pace of innovation, and remain passionate about serving the needs of both the end user and IT.
If you want to read more, be sure to download the report here!
Get a quick view of Syncplicity by Axway seat and storage consumption to help you effectively manage file storage capacity.
File storage, sharing, and syncing is a balancing act from the IT perspective. As files and file versions multiply across users and devices, storage capacity is quickly consumed. Some businesses need all files saved indefinitely. Others regularly delete files for compliance reasons or to optimize storage use. With Syncplicity by Axway, it’s your choice.
Our new dashboard gives you a snapshot that you can act on immediately. At a glance, you’ll know how much storage capacity is used by active files vs. deleted or older versions. Pre-built reports help you drill down to the details. To make adjustments, simply click the add more storage button or use our robust policy management tools to purge files.
With the dashboard you can:
We hope this helps you stay ahead of new seat and storage requirements and more effectively manage your capacity. Login to your admin account today and check it out. How do you plan to use it? Let us know below!
The Syncplicity by Axway Team
Five new reports give Syncplicity by Axway Administrators greater transparency into enterprise-wide file sync and sharing.
Have you ever needed to…
Five new pre-built reports that help you answer these questions and more.
Who’s Using the Storage?
View storage or bandwidth by all users, active users, disabled users, or individuals to better understand consumption patterns and distribute IT costs.
Who Touched that File?
Audit a user, a folder, or a file and see who had access from what device and what they did.
Show Me the Data
Don’t just look at the data, work with it! Export any of the reports into a CSV file that is automatically saved to your administrator Syncplicity by Axway Reports folder. A folder that is, of course, synced for access from the cloud on any of your devices.
We’re excited about these new reports. Login to your admin account today and check it out. What other reports would make your life easier?
We are extremely excited to announce two on-premise storage options from EMC to augment our existing cloud storage option!
This approach gives IT unprecedented choice and control over where managed files reside, while users benefit with a secure, easy-to-use solution for file sync and sharing across all of their computers and devices.
It’s no secret that enterprise business users demand the ability to access, share and collaborate with all of their files from any location, on any device at any time. Unfortunately, many are using consumer-grade services that place valuable enterprise data at risk. IT often attempts to block these services and risk upsetting their end users.
Syncplicity by Axway Business Edition has always provided a solution to the dilemma by giving businesses an alternative that provides end users the consumer-grade experience they want, while giving IT enterprise-grade security and controls. However, many organizations must also comply with corporate governance and data sovereignty policies regarding storage and handling of files that make cloud-based storage solutions difficult to deploy at enterprise-scale.
With the new on premise storage option for Syncplicity by Axway, we provides enterprises the best of all worlds - a cloud-based online file sharing offering that simplifies end user deployment and administration with on-premise storage that gives IT control of the storage layer, in addition to continuing to provide Syncplicity by Axway storage in the cloud.
For on-premise storage, Syncplicity by Axway users can choose from two industry leading storage platforms: EMC Isilon or EMC Atmos – whichever best meets their requirements. EMC Isilon provides the industry’s easiest to manage, top performing and massively scalable NAS solution, capable of growing from 10’s of terabytes to 10’s of petabytes, providing IT full control over where files reside across their global infrastructure. EMC Atmos provides industry leading object storage technology, designed to support large multi-site, multi-tenant, active-active environments. Atmos allows the application and storage to run anywhere and provides metering and chargeback capabilities based on bandwidth and consumption to ensure IT retains the necessary controls.
The benefits of combining EMC Syncplicity by Axway online file sharing service with EMC on-premise storage include:
We hope you are as excited about this new capability as we are! It is currently in Beta with planned General Availability very soon.
The Syncplicity by Axway Team
We're excited to let you know that we've posted an update to the Syncplicity by Axway Windows Client that is certified to run on Windows 8.
Syncplicity by Axway supports both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 8 across the various packages, including Windows 8 Standard, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise Edition.
This update builds on our strategy to maintain broad support across all new versions of the Windows and Mac operating systems and follows our update to support Mac OSX 10.8 back in August.
Current customers can get get the latest Syncplicity by Axway Windows Client here: https://my.syncplicity.com/Client/Windows/. New customers will receive the current version automatically.
The Syncplicity by Axway Team
(And Happy New Year!!!)