After extensive testing, over several notable alternative commercial and open source solutions, the University of Lorraine has chosen the SME Cloud Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution to implement with Red Hat Ceph Storage with Rados

LONDON, UK – 20th July 2016 — / — Storage Made Easy today announced the University of Lorraine in France has chosen their leading Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution for its easy integration with Red Hat Ceph Storage, helping to bring the object capabilities of Ceph to the university’s end users.

Storage Made Easy offers a true file share and sync solution, an enterprise-ready corporate drop box, which allows IT admin to provide more secure cloud access, governance and compliance of Ceph data, and enables the University of Lorraine’s end users to easily work with files stored on the object storage.

The integrated infrastructure can easily be managed and used to set governance, audit and access controls on files, in addition to providing deep content search of indexed data from integration with the Apache SOLR open source search solution.

Stéphane Dugravot, Project Leader at the Infrastructure and Services Department of University of Lorraine said, “Red Hat Ceph Storage is an astounding distributed file system. By enabling us to use our own storage in its traditional forms, block and file system, and less common, object storage, the University of Lorraine is now ready to face the challenges and changes currently disrupting the storage technologies industry.

Based on Ceph’s object native layers, Librados, and previously on S3 object storage, Storage Made Easy is today the key tool that enables Ceph’s power to reach our users’ personal computers. Our first goal is to enable our researchers to find an easy, efficient and reliable way to store their files. The combination of Storage Made Easy and Red Hat Ceph Storage gives us new capabilities far beyond the research field.”

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said, “Educational establishments have much in common with the Enterprise in that they are rapidly embracing Object Storage but require more than just archive and back up. The combination of object storage via Red Hat Ceph Storage with SME’s Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric provides a flexible and agile solution that offers enhanced security features and which can help reduce the university’s IT complexity and cost.”

“Object storage solutions such as Red Hat Ceph Storage bring new levels of scalability and performance to petabyte-scale applications, and it is well-suited for enterprise sync and share“, said Ben Cherian, director of Partners, Channel and Alliances for Storage and Big Data, Red Hat. “We are proud to collaborate with Storage Made Easy to bring the power and scale of object storage to researchers at the University of Lorraine.”

Storage Made Easy is currently providing their collaboration and file sharing solution choice for universities and schools, non-profit organizations, direct corporate use, OEM and ISP. The SME solution is also available on G-Cloud, which is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the UK government.

About the University of Lorraine
The University of Lorraine promotes innovation through the dialogue of knowledge, taking advantage of the variety and strength of its scientific fields, and aiming at the promotion of knowledge transfer to irrigate innovation and economic growth as well as the progress of fundamental science.

Being the university of a whole region, the University of Lorraine is a major actor of its economic and social development, building on intercultural and intergeneration links, coordinating a regional research policy, and giving access to higher education to as many inhabitants as possible.

The University of Lorraine offers curricula in all fields of knowledge: sciences, health, technology, engineering sciences, human and social sciences, law, economy, management, arts, literature and language. A specific focus is given to crossovers between fields and skills, to help students develop their own pathway.

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About Storage Made Easy
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric enables IT to regain control of “cloud sprawl”, unifying private and public file sharing into a single, converged storage infrastructure that can easily be managed and be used to set governance and audit controls.

The SME solution offers a “blanket” that enterprises can privately apply to wrap around all their data: on premises, within a public cloud, or on a third party software vendors’ cloud (SharePoint or SalesForce for example). Customers use SME for security, encryption, audit, and control as well as to provide a data unification platform.

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