Promise Technology Looks to Channel for Hybrid Cloud Storage
Promise Technology is looking to the channel to take its Hybrid Cloud Storage Series SmartStor A4R-CLD and A6-CLD to customers. The two products are now available for order by its global network of partners and distributors, with product delivery in early October.
The Hybrid Cloud Storage Series is a line of cloud-based storage products specifically designed with SMBs, schools and government customers in mind. According to the company, it enables users to easily access, manage and share content from any device from any location. It sounds like Promise is trying to work its way into environments with strong BYOD strategies and usage.
The proliferation of cloud solutions and services continues to drive big opportunities for the channel. Promise Technology noted that the cloud as an alternative for information services delivery continues to be one of the most important developments in the IT market. The storage industry is in a position to be a major beneficiary through the deployment of hybrid cloud environments.
For cloud integrators or cloud services providers looking to either deploy hybrid cloud storage environments for customers or develop cloud-based services, hybrid cloud storage products like those from Promise Technology can provide big opportunities in object-based storage, automated data tiering, Big Data processing and advanced archiving services.
Promise Technology lists several key features that might be of interest to its channel partners and end customers:
- Advanced real-time synchronization technology that ensures all information is in sync across all devices.
- New file-sharing features that allow users to not only share folders but also share specific files.
- Users can easily revert back to any previous version of a file, and all users sharing that file will receive the update at the same time.
- Fully automatic setup by plugging in the application, turning it on and connecting the network cable.
The cloud storage products are available in six-bay tower and 1U rack configurations.