Data Storage: Egnyte ELC Extends Cloud Storage with VMware, Google Docs and FTP
Egnyte ELC Extends Cloud Storage with VMware, Google Docs and FTP
by Jason Brooks
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.
With the ELC instance deployed on ESXi, I could access the VM through its virtual console.
The ELC instance served up a pair of management consoles for handling admin tasks.
I could schedule sync operations, or trigger them manually.
One of the few required configuration steps involved mapping local ELC users to users on Egnyte's service online.
I received e-mail notifications when the users I'd invited first logged onto the service.
Google Docs Integration
I could edit my cloud-stored documents using Google's Apps.
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.
Egnyte's service supports document search, tagging and revision history.
I could fetch audit reports of the access and edit histories of my online files.