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Key Features

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Direct read/write access from the cloud

Desktop and server applications can read or write portions of large files without the need to download or upload them in their entirety from the object-store.

Data streamed on-demand

Data bits are streamed on-demand to and from the cloud. Using NLE tools like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve workflows can remain the same since data in the cloud is accessed no differently than on a local disk.

Immutable Snapshots

Zero overhead

LucidLink is based on an advanced log-structured design, which allows the entire Filespace to be instantly preserved at any point in time without incurring any performance overhead.

Restore prior versions

These snapshots allow users to restore prior versions of either individual files or revert the entire Filespace to an earlier point. In addition, snapshots do not require a complete copy of all the data, but only what’s changed between two snapshots, resulting in very efficient space utilization.

Instant snapshot
Instant snapshot activation
Scheduling

Snapshot scheduling can be done in increments of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and/or years with retention for each tier individually configured.

Ransomware protection

Since the snapshots are immutable (read-only), they become one’s last line of defense against ransomware-type attacks. Even if companies have implemented seemingly rock-solid backup and DR plans, the ransomware encryption of all backup data has placed many organizations in the situation of having to pay a significant ransom to get their data back.

User access control

Easily shared

Filespaces can be easily shared across a large number of connected devices or users. Multiple users can concurrently access the same Filespace with each user having specific read-only, read-write, or no access at all to individual folders.

Fully encrypted

All data is encrypted at AES 256 inflight and at rest. Each Filespace entry has its own encryption key. Users have guaranteed access only to folders shared with them and cannot decrypt other parts of the Filespace. User access control is truly agnostic to the OS in where the same user permissions are equivalent across Windows, Linux, and macOS.

User access control
Global file locking

Global file locking

LucidLink’s global file locking gives applications the native support required for serializing access across multiple users. Teams can concurrently collaborate on shared projects, in the cloud from any location. Architects collaborating on a shared Autodesk Revit model can now work seamlessly as if they are collocated, without sacrificing performance.

Persistent caching and prefetching

LucidLink utilizes the local storage on each device to cache the most frequently accessed data and employs sophisticated prefetching techniques to dramatically improve the overall performance when accessing data remotely. Not to be confused with similar technologies that download entire files into a cache area, LucidLink only uses the cache for frequently accessed bits of data, not entire files.

Caching and prefetching