Enterprise file-share vendor will use the cash to bolster sales and marketing in regions outside Northern California and to triple R&D staff in Eastern Europe.
… and it’s borrowing the concept of a partner program from legacy IT vendors to make it so
Latest OwnCloud offers AES encryption at rest and other bennies for IT pros but still offers an easy Dropbox-like user interface.
Up till now, Egnyte customers could manage their storage in house or on Egnyte’s cloud. Now they can use EgnytePlus to move stuff among and between Amazon, Google and NetApp clouds as well.
File-share-and-sync vendor Box will announce more enterprise-friendly security features and alliances at the RSA Conference on Monday.
OwnCloud released its community edition and updated the business version of its service which lets IT store employee files in its cloud of choice. Cloud storage for business is a white hot market at least in terms of vendor activity.
Egnyte nets $16 million in Series C funding to position itself as a leading hybrid cloud storage provider. The cash brings its total funding to $32 million. Google Ventures led the round which included funding from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Polaris.
Cloud storage provider Box experienced a snafu early today, as some users reported via Twitter that they could not access their stored documents. The company acknowledged that some customers experienced difficulty getting to their Box-stored files for about two hours early Tuesday.
Box, the cloud storage company that would like to be the “Dropbox of the Enterprise” appears headed for an IPO next year.
The company just added Dana Evans, former CFO of Verisign, to its board and named her head of its audit committee.
Cloud Engines’ Pogoplug Team software creates “on-site storage clouds” using existing PCs or servers in a way it claims is far cheaper than the various Dropboxes for the enterprise. Authorized remote workers can access folders or files as needed.