EMC Channel Chief Greg Ambulos with partners

Published: January 15th, 2013

EMC Corp. released the beta availability of Syncplicity, a cloud-based online file sharing service.

This new service will come with an option for customers and channel partners to use either EMC Isilon scale-out NAS or Atmos object-based storage. With these solutions, EMC said channel partners can provide solutions to customers to store files on-premise in addition to the cloud.

EMC also said the Syncplicity service will not use the approach of cobbling together point-products from multiple vendors. The company believes that this approach gives IT choice and control over where managed files reside, while users benefit with a secure solution for file sync and sharing across all of their computers and devices.

According to EMC, today’s enterprise business users demand the ability to access, share and collaborate with all of their files from any location, on any device at any time, and have taken it upon themselves to use a variety of consumer-focused solutions and services that place valuable enterprise data at risk. These enterprise users typically store 20-30 GBs of business-related file data on their computers and devices, and often look to share files with individuals and groups inside and outside the corporate firewall. This can be particularly challenging when they need access to files using their own mobile devices or need to share with users who do not have existing accounts on their corporate network.