Connected Data announced that it is continuing its fast-paced growth as a provider of private file sync and share (FSS) appliances. The company is reporting that during the first half of 2015, it doubled its bookings and added over 50 new resellers globally. This financial milestone comes in the wake of accelerating demand for Connected Data's Transporter for Business family of private cloud storage appliances.
Connected Data is addressing the next wave of FSS appliances that it believes removes the risk, complexity and costs associated with public cloud services like Dropbox and Box. Designed to protect and secure business data onsite, Transporter private cloud appliances support employees' needs to sync, access and share files anytime, anywhere across their computers and mobile devices for maximum productivity.
"Organizations want to have control of their data, but many have lost control because users want simple solutions for storing data that includes the same levels of mobile device access, ease of use, and sync/share capabilities as public cloud FSS products," said Terri McClure, senior analyst, ESG. "Employees won't stop using these public cloud file sharing services unless there is a better and more efficient way than standard NAS. Connected Data's private cloud storage appliances give IT the control they need to keep data secure and protected while giving users the experience and ease they experience with consumer FSS solutions."
Connected Data's system supports mobile applications that can be ran on the various operating systems including Mac OS, Windows, iOS, and Android. All Transporters are compatible with one another, so businesses can easily leverage any combination of appliances to achieve their file sync and share objectives for optimal efficiency and business advantage.
Transporter works with existing NAS systems and file servers - giving IT shops full control of their data and users the flexibility and ease to access and share files across their computers and mobile devices. With Transporter, organizations can leave their files exactly where they are and sync files with their existing storage solutions. Users get the benefits, workflow, and simplicity of the cloud with the performance, privacy, security and protection of on-premise NAS.
In April, the company expanded its executive team and announced two C-level executive appointments to address the growing demand for Transporter private cloud appliances over public cloud and legacy NAS offerings, with Russell Johnson joining as COO and Gene Spies named CFO. These appointments were followed in June by the announcement of storage industry veteran Mike Munoz being named to Connected Data's Board of Directors.
"It is a constant challenge for corporate IT when their users choose personal private cloud services like Dropbox for their file sync and sharing needs because they leave the company with no way to ensure corporate data is secure, private and protected," said Geoff Barrall, CEO, Connected Data.
"Transporter private cloud appliances were designed from day one to provide the experience of Dropbox that users love with the security of an enterprise NAS to ensure superior performance, privacy and protection to minimize data exposure and risk. Because data is 100% private and stored only onsite, Transporter it is the only 'cloud' FSS solution that meets the compliance and security needs of modern organizations."