Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Egnyte, the only provider of a complete suite of enterprise file services built from the cloud down, today announced a native integration with the EMC VNX product family, transforming VNX enterprise storage into an enterprise file services platform. Egnyte’s unique hybrid – cloud and on-premises – architecture combined with the power of VNX enables businesses to support file-oriented use cases that demand high performance and infinite storage capacity across multiple sites.
With Storage Sync for EMC VNX, companies can manage 100 percent of files across the corporate data center, at remote offices and in the cloud, all under a unified global namespace. With enhanced security controls and a centralized view to manage all data, devices and users, IT can cloud-enable existing VNX deployments to provide users with fast local and secure remote access to files of any size and from any location or device.
The VNX integration leverages EMC’s powerful Common Event Publishing Agent (CEPA) API to implement bi-directional sync, maintaining the high-performance envelope of the VNX product family. The easy and intuitive installation takes minutes and eliminates any downtime for customers by offering immediate remote access to data stored in VNX. Egnyte is also designed to integrate with Active Directory, LDAP and SSO to simplify policy management and maintain a central source for defining and managing users, devices and files.
Egnyte’s file services solution offers: Enterprise file sync and share for internal and external collaborators Cross-site synchronization for remote office or branch office (RoBo) deployments Policy-based migration and sync of on-premises files to the cloud Business continuity in the event of a network outage or disaster
Egnyte Storage Sync for EMC VNX is already deployed with select customers and will be generally available in September 2014.
“Egnyte’s mission is to offer best-in-class integrations to enable enterprises to effectively store and manage files on-premises, with leading storage providers, and in the cloud. By integrating Egnyte with EMC VNX, we’re able to offer unmatched performance to effectively address the complex requirements of file services and storage access for enterprises around the world,” said Vineet Jain, co-founder and CEO of Egnyte.
“EMC VNX combined with Egnyte allows customers to cloud-enable and stretch the performance capabilities of their legacy storage investments. The integration provides an opportunity to bundle industry-leading EMC VNX storage with the high-demand category of file services provided by Egnyte, and can offer additional value for a global enterprise,” said Ed McNamara, director of communications and marketing at SHI International Corp.
"Customers and prospects seek a native integration to EMC VNX for their file services and enterprise collaboration efforts," said R "Ray" Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research. "They want to store files both in the cloud and on-premises in a seamless and secure solution, especially when EMC is their data center infrastructure."
Egnyte powers enterprise file services and access for more than 40,000 customers globally. The award-winning platform that’s built from the cloud down optimally balances IT's need for security, control, and compliance with users' demands for simple access to documents stored on-premises and in the cloud. Founded in 2007, Egnyte is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. It is backed by venture capital firms Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northgate Capital Group, Google Ventures, Floodgate Fund, and strategic partners Seagate Technology, CenturyLink and an unnamed major storage vendor. Please visit http://www.egnyte.com or call 1-877-7EGNYTE for more information.