|Price per Filespace||$16 Monthly price per TiB||$85 Monthly price per TiB||$10 Monthly price per TiB|
|Service price||$10 per TiB||$10 per TiB||$10 per TiB|
|Storage price||$6 per TiB||$25 per TiB|
|Egress price||Free||$50 per TiB (included)||Per storage provider|
|Additional fees||None||Only $50 per additional TiB egress||Per storage provider|
|Number of users||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Storage provider(s)||Wasabi Hot Cloud storage||Amazon S3||AWS, Backblaze B2, Cloudian, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Exoscale, Microsoft Azure, Nutanix, Scality, Telefonica, Wasabi, Zadara|
|Use cases|| Ideal for|
backup and active archive
| Ideal for|
| General purpose cloud file system access,|
including on-premises storage
|Features||All features included||All features included||All features included|
A Filespace is a shared global namespace that looks like an extension of your hard drive in your file system. You can collaborate on digital assets in the cloud from anywhere. LucidLink provides fast, secure remote access to files for distributed teams.
Egress is simply downloading data from a cloud provider. Downloading a file or using that file within an application will require the file, or a portion of it, to be streamed to your machine. This action incurs egress.
It depends on the application. If the application pulls the entire file into memory when working with it, the entire file will be downloaded. As a general rule of thumb, we find that the larger the files are, the “smarter” the application is in handling it. Since LucidLink only streams the bits of the data that the application requires on-demand it is much more efficient than downloading or syncing files and incurs less egress.
Customers have indicated frustration with the unpredictable nature of egress fees. LucidLink is offering an innovative solution that provides you with one invoice for your storage needs. One TB of egress is included in each TB of capacity purchased for a bundle price of only $85/TB.
If you go over the amount of bundled egress, you will be invoiced at $50/TB for additional egress costs. The additional amount is charged on a per GB increment.
We take a daily measurement of the capacity in your Filespace and add it up over the billing period. The amount of egress is determined on a 1:1 ratio at the end of the period. For example, if you had 10TB in a Filesapce and deleted it all on day 15, the capacity for the period would be 5TB. The egress allowance would also be 5TB.
If you require a lot of storage capacity that is not all active, there are several approaches you could take, such as splitting the data into more than one Filespace utilizing both our standard and our performance bundles. We would also be willing to work with you to create a custom package better suited to your workflow. We recommend you contact us for that discussion.
As with any storage, performance varies from vendor to vendor. Typically, LucidLink Standard, leveraging Wasabi storage, can be successfully used for basic file server type services. However, if consistent high-storage performance is required or desired 24/7 (i.e., Applications such as Autocad, video editing, etc.), LucidLink Performance, leveraging Amazon S3 storage, is the recommended choice.
We recommend using our bundle when price predictability is important to you and consistent performance is a must. Companies pricing out projects where they must include storage, and infrastructure costs in their bids find it easier to accurately calculate what these costs will be when the egress component is included in the bundle. If you already have an AWS account with preferred pricing, by all means, choose LucidLink’s custom plan and bring your own storage!
No! Only the LucidLink software client is needed to access the data in the cloud.
Yes, LucidLink works great with video and audio editing. You can access video and audio files directly from the cloud and utilize a variety of NLE’s like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Blackmagic Resolve to name a few. Customers use LucidLink in their VFX and post-production workflows. Also, DAW’s like PreSonus’ StudioONE, Ableton Live, and others can easily be used with LucidLink’s technology. Request a demo; we will show you how.
Lucidlink acts like a high-performance NAS in the cloud and can work with any application that can utilize NAS storage. A Filespace can be configured as a mount-point, drive letter, or UNC path to suit a variety of application needs. Customers can stop spending time and money managing storage. They can put data in the cloud, and enjoy universal access to it from anywhere.
No. The LucidLink service is not in the data path. Only encrypted metadata is stored in the service to manage and coordinate multiple clients collaborating in the Filespace. File data is accessed directly from the cloud and does not pass through the LucidLink service. Here is more information about our architecture.
Lucidlink provides a “Zero-Knowledge” security model where the data is encrypted at AES 256 through its entire lifecycle and, only the client ever has possession of the encryption key. This is in stark contrast to “server-side encryption” models where the data is only encrypted at rest where it is stored in the cloud.
No. Unlike traditional cloud object storage where one file equals one object, (1 file = 1 object) with LucidLink one file can equal many objects. LucidLink streams bits of file data to and from the client and object storage. The entire file does not need to be downloaded. With intelligent read prefetching, local cache, and multiple parallel TCP streams, users experience local disk performance with cloud storage utilization.
Not yet, but we are working on it. In the meantime, customers can utilize nearly any “S3 compliant” object storage using the LucidLink Custom package and any of the available cloud providers or “Other Cloud” options from within the LucidLink portal.
With Filespaces, you get unlimited storage space. You only pay for the capacity that you use.
Yes! Please contact our sales team for more information.