Scality, TeamDrive Partner for Private Cloud Data Sync
Cloud storage solution provider Scality and synchronization and collaboration specialist TeamDrive have teamed up for a private cloud solution for customers who need high mobility but also enhanced security.
In this particular cloud equation, Scality brings the scalable storage platform, while TeamDrive brings its built-in encryption technology. Data stays on the local private cloud infrastructure, ensuring security needs are met while also making sure data stays available and current on mobile devices and various endpoints, no matter where the user happens to be.
Here's Jérôme Lecat, Scality's CEO, with some perspective on the partnership's value proposition:
"Today's agile enterprise needs to find ways to enable its people to share documents easily, which is a real challenge to do securely. While there are public cloud offerings for sharing, many enterprises are required to maintain total control of their data and keep it from leaving their network – no matter how secure that public cloud appears to be. The service offered by Scality and TeamDrive delivers a secure, cost-efficient and user-friendly alternative."
In other words, Scality and TeamDrive are positioning this joint solution as a private cloud, local alternative to the increasingly popular Box.net and similar.
Will customers and service providers respond? That remains to be seen. But rest assured, we'll continue to track the cloud storage market closely, so stay tuned.