Storage Made Easy Secures Deal with a Top-tier U.S. Telco Provider

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 5, 2016
Jim Liddle, CEO, Storage Made Easy

Jim Liddle, CEO, Storage Made Easy

FREMONT, CA: Storage Made Easy (SME), a provider of enterprise file share systems (EFSS) for data stores recently announced that it had clinched a 100,000-user account deal with a top tier U.S. telecommunications provider to be used for their OpenStack Swift Object Storage.

Before the closure of the deal, the U.S. telecommunication provider was looking for a web-based solution that would replace their existing file storage and user home directory system, which promised frictionless user experience. The telecom company chose SME amidst a pool that included prominent players in the industry. SME provided an EFSS Fabric, optimized for OpenStack Swift that allowed IT to regain control of “cloud sprawl.” SME’s platform converged private and public file sharing systems onboard a single infrastructure that was easy to manage, ensuring easy governance, and audits.

Further, Storage Made Easy’s tailor-made connectivity features with the telecommunication firm’s OpenStack model favored the selection. Post implementation, the integrated OpenStack platform is believed to bring in collaborative information sharing, along with the Telco’s preferred Mobile Device Management solution. As such, the integration was successful, as the names of files that were uploaded using EFSS Fabric remained tamper-proof, ensuring vendor-lock-in, giving the U.S. telecommunication provider powerful content tagging and content search capabilities. Additionally, SME provided professional services around optimizing the solution to fit the telcom’s specific requirement, and business model.

“Our solutions can be up and running within an hour which provides companies a rapid way to quickly embrace and take advantage of their OpenStack Swift storage,” adds Jim Liddle, CEO, Storage Made Easy. The SME solution has been built on top of an open-source core, to enable disparate files to be uploaded to the SME Swift storage, at the same time allow easy access even after the solution is removed. 

Paraphrasing Liddle, SME is witnessing a huge upsurge, where the solution is being used in conjunction with Object Storage—for both OpenStack and S3 compatible clouds; SME solutions will enable strategic use of not only OpenStack but also other object storage solutions.