Topic: Multi-Site Access
When it comes to storage, IT professionals’ biggest challenge is figuring out how to serve an increasingly distributed enterprise. The problem is, as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman has memorably written, “The world has gone flat.” This trend is forcing IT to deploy infrastructure to a hodgepodge of remote locations with a broad set of requirements. Some locations may be as large as headquarters; some may be a half a dozen people with flaky network access.
Nasuni, a startup based in Natick, is bringing its cloud-based data storage to automobile components maker Inteva Products, it announced.
Enterprises are finding more options for storing and sharing files on mobile devices in the cloud. Besides dozens of online file-sharing services offering the capability, other vendors are adding file sharing for devices to their cloud storage products.
Remote offices/users have always been a pain in the rump for IT. Even when IT could legislate/mandate what devices, network, VPN, access control, security, etc. were to be used by the remote user, it was still a pain. Something goes wrong out in the Podunk plant, and some poor office manager has to deal with an IT guy a billion miles away over the phone trying to troubleshoot the issue while 187 people are now totally unproductive.