OpenStack Swift

Quickly setup a secure file sharing solution using OpenStack Swift, with file server cloud enablement and remote file access features. Mobilize your employees to efficiently work from home.
As more and more businesses move to work-from-home in a time of crisis, employees need reliable and efficient ways to access company file servers and continue to collaborate on files as if they were still in the office.
OpenStack Swift is a reliable and scalable cloud storage service. Together with Gladinet, it becomes a secure file sharing solution with file server cloud enablement.
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What is OpenStack Swift

OpenStack Swift is the object storage service in the OpenStack private cloud deployment. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, especially in the object storage side.
OpenStack Swift has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure over OpenStack Swift APIs. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

What Does it Mean to You?

For your business, you would like to take advantage of self-hosted private cloud deployment in a data center you prefer, and provide infrastructure for remote employees working from home, but you don't want to write code to use the raw OpenStack Swift API interface. You need to find an application that is already integrated with OpenStack Swift and ready to go.

Using an analogy, OpenStack Swift is like hard disks in a computer, which is hard to use without the Windows file server software sitting on top of the disks. Gladinet can turn OpenStack Swift into a secure file sharing service by layering software components on top of the underlying OpenStack Swift services.

Gladinet's secure file sharing solution includes file server cloud enablement, remote file access, version control, drive mapping, file locking and data protection. It is a file server application over the Internet.

OpenStack Swift for Secure File Sharing

Migrate file servers to OpenStack private cloud for remote access, secure file sharing and data protection!
  • Secure Access & File Sharing – Gladinet bridges file servers and OpenStack for secure remote access and file sharing.
  • Data Protection – Gladinet leverages OpenStack as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history and audit tracing to provide business continuity for file servers on-premises.
  • Easy Cloud Migration – Gladinet sets up a hybrid deployment between local file servers and OpenStack that can be seamlessly converted to OpenStack private cloud only.

Files and folders over the Internet

Fore remote mobile workers, drive mapping and file locking are the two basic features for accessing files and folders over the Internet.

Gladinet solutions come with desktop agents that can map a network drive to the underlying OpenStack Swift service, with file locking feature.

Besides, Gladinet's mapped drive also comes with many advanced features. These features include local file caching, resuming transfer errors and survive Internet glitches, version control and conflict detection, endpoint encryption and protection and other features.

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Secure File Sharing Features

Gladinet solution comes with remote mapped drive and these advanced features to make it user friendly and pleasant to use over the Internet.
  • Web Link – Share files and folders via web links
  • Outlook Integration – Send email attachments as web links
  • Reliable Transfer – For lengthy file transfers to survive Internet glitches.
  • Endpoint Encryption – Encrypt files sitting in the local cache.
  • Version Control – Modifications to files are kept as old revisions in case they will be useful in the future.
  • Conflict Detection – When employees go offline and continue to modify files, the source version of the modification is recorded for later comparison.

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