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December 20, 2010

SMEStorage Updates Linux Desktop Cloud Tooling

SMEStorage updated its Linux desktop cloud tooling to include a rich desktop synchronization tool. The service provide by SMEStorage works above many different storage clouds and enables users to manage their files through the SMEStorage Web platform and desktop and mobile tooling.

The Linux desktop cloud tooling provides a virtual Cloud Drive, and now a Synchronization center where desktop files can be kept in sync with Cloud Storage services. SMEStorage works with many of the popular cloud storage services, including, Amazon S3, Google Docs, Google Storage, RackSpace Cloud Files, Microsoft (News - Alert) SkyDrive, and others.

"We are continuing our support for Linux Users, and expect our tooling to grow over time,” said CEO Ian Osborne, in a press release. “We also provide an Android (News - Alert) mobile application that also enables multi cloud file management as well as sync from phone to cloud and from cloud to phone, and we will also be announcing an update of this shortly, in which it will provide support for Android Tablet devices."

SMEStorage provides a cloud storage gateway in which file meta-data is synchronized, but all files continue to reside on the original storage platform. In this way SMEStorage can offer value added services and clients to existing cloud storage providers, whilst also providing a single cloud file system which enables files from many different cloud storage providers to be managed in one cloud file tree. The company works with many of the popular cloud storage services, including, Amazon S3, Google (News - Alert) Docs, Google Storage, RackSpace Cloud Files, Microsoft SkyDrive, and others.

SMEStorage provide services to individual users, and also to corporate users via its Organization Cloud platform offering, which combines file sharing, user management and collaboration features. The company provides a rich client Web UI, Windows tooling, Mac tools, as well as many channels to access data such as the iPhone (News - Alert), Google Gadget, Firefox Plug-In, Facebook and integration with other products such as Microsoft Office and Open Office.

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard


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