Nicholas Mukhar

October 11, 2011

2 Min Read
OS33 Launches Cloud Drive, Featuring Universal File Access

OS33, the IT-as-a-Service platform for MSPs, is continuing to expand further into the cloud computing sector, this time with the release of its Cloud Drive cloud solution. Cloud Drive purports to give end users and service providers universal access and management of their data across different storage platforms including Windows file systems and distributed file systems (DFS), SharePoint 2010 and Amazon S3. Read on for the details …

The OS33 Cloud Drive includes one access point for all storage options, and leverages WebDAV so users can connect to their system from any device or application. It also can be used to view and edit Microsoft Office docs in a browser by using Microsoft Office Web Apps across storage platforms.

OS33 CTO Alex Osipov noted OS33 developed Cloud Drive to solve a growing storage problem among its users: they need universal access to their files that cover specific use cases. “The 9-to-5 job is disappearing,” he said. “You don’t just clock out and go home and forget about work. People are working from home and using their own desktops and mobile devices.” So the OS33 Cloud Drive lets users access their IT applications from anywhere on any device, access applications that need high-performance storage but are not ready for cloud or virtualization, as well as legacy applications that can’t be moved to the cloud. Plus, businesses with several branches can standardize and collaborate between those branches.

Here’s full list of the OS33 Cloud Drive’s features:

  • Access to unified file system from OS33 Webtop using any browser, which, according to OS33, MSPs have been embracing

  • Native mapping of OS33 Cloud Drive in Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android using WebDAV support

  • Single sign-on access to all files

  • Viewing and editing of any Microsoft Office documents in the browser using Microsoft Office Web Apps

  • Usage tracking, managed permissions and printing

  • Drop to Amazon virtual folders in a hosted file system to allow easy migration of data to Amazon S3

It’s been almost a year since OS33 launched its Quick Start Program to help MSPs develop a cloud business. Now the company is trying to help those same MSPs and end users greater flexibility when it comes to storage and access.

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