Data Storage: Egnyte ELC Extends Cloud Storage with VMware, Google Docs and FTP

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2010-10-28
 
 
 

Egnyte ELC Extends Cloud Storage with VMware, Google Docs and FTP

by Jason Brooks

Egnyte ELC Extends Cloud Storage with VMware, Google Docs and FTP

Egnyte VM

I kicked off my tests of the ELC by pointing an ESXi 4.1 host running in our lab at an OVF template URL provided by Egnyte.

Egnyte VM

Virtual Console

With the ELC instance deployed on ESXi, I could access the VM through its virtual console.

Virtual Console

Management Console

The ELC instance served up a pair of management consoles for handling admin tasks.

Management Console

Sync Console

I could schedule sync operations, or trigger them manually.

Sync Console

User Mapping

One of the few required configuration steps involved mapping local ELC users to users on Egnyte's service online.

User Mapping

Invitation Notification

I received e-mail notifications when the users I'd invited first logged onto the service.

Invitation Notification

Google Docs Integration

I could edit my cloud-stored documents using Google's Apps.

Google Docs Integration

Google Sync Time

The Egnyte service alerted me that it would take a few minutes for the changes I'd made in Google Docs to show up in my cloud store.

Google Sync Time

Document Search

Egnyte's service supports document search, tagging and revision history.

Document Search

Audit Report

I could fetch audit reports of the access and edit histories of my online files.

Audit Report

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