Charges based on the actual daily usage, metered over each 24 hour period, and invoiced monthly.
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.
Using a LucidLink Filespace means that your data is stored in the cloud and is universally acceptable from anywhere. A Filespace embeds in your current file system and fits seamlessly into your workflow. Essentially, the cloud becomes an extension of your hard drive. Anyone with access to the same Filespace can easily access, share and edit files together without downloading or syncing.
Egress is reading or downloading data from a cloud provider. When that data is retrieved from the cloud, this is known as a data egress. Most cloud storage providers charge an egress fee.
LucidLink, through our partnership with IBM Cloud, provides egress rates far below the standard fee. Egress cost is much more affordable.
We take a daily measurement of your Filespace’s capacity and egress and add it up over the billing period. For example, if you had 10TB in a Filespace and deleted it all on day 15, the capacity for the period would be 5TB.
Suppose you require a lot of storage capacity that is not all active. In that case, there are several approaches you could take, such as splitting the data into more than one Filespace utilizing any of our basic, team, or enterprise 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.
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, editors can easily use DAW’s like PreSonus’ StudioONE, Ableton Live, and others with LucidLink’s technology. Join our demo; we will show you how.
LucidLink acts like a high-performance NAS in the cloud and can work with any application to utilize local storage. A Filespace can be configured as a mount-point, drive letter, or UNC path to suit various 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. Each client connected to the Filespace reads and writes directly to the storage. 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 download. With intelligent read prefetching, local cache, and multiple parallel TCP streams, users experience local disk performance with cloud storage utilization.
Yes, if you utilize a Custom Filespace, you could use any “S3 compliant” object storage as well as Microsoft Azure Blob storage.
With Filespaces, you get unlimited storage space. You only pay for the capacity that you use.
SaaS offering, no hardware or IT support required
End-to-end security encryption
Works with any object storage
Instant on-demand file access from anywhere
Works with any OS