The amount of content leveraged by enterprises continues to rise, leading to additional requirements to remotely access large assets and files. The status quo for the remote workforce is to access these files through low-res proxies or by having to download multiple files that can be 100’s of GBs in size or even surpassing a TB. Consider an industry like media and entertainment, for example, creatives in video production have a variety of large-file based needs (e.g., editing, music, motion graphics, animation, sound mixing), which often can only be accessed on-premises. This is due to the high levels of latency and file storage required to work remotely on these large and dense media assets. Other industries, such as Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), where teams collaborate using CAD/CAM software, or Healthcare where medical teams need quick access to medical imaging data. In these instances, files can become so large that accessing them via VPN, Dropbox, Box, or just mailing drives to people substantially slows the workflow to the point that it is not practical.
With remote work becoming the norm and the amount of data ever-increasing, organizations need to empower workers to share and collaborate on large files from anywhere. Companies want a secure, easy-to-use solution that enables users to have immediate access to files, regardless of location, file type, or the size of the data set.
LucidLink Filespaces™ addresses the problem of distance and latency in cloud environments by reducing the traffic between applications and remote storage. Filespaces goes beyond other file access solutions because it streams data directly to the user. By dramatically boosting responsiveness, file data is delivered efficiently and on-demand. Data appears as if it is locally stored on the end user’s system, allowing for fast, native integration with editing solutions. This is possible because LucidLink uses a single mount point to connect to a global namespace and refer to it as a local, shared volume.
Filespaces enables globally distributed teams to stream data directly to and from the object store, with no need to download and synchronize files. Organizations can transition most of their workloads to affordable object storage, and any software can easily utilize it without a connector or refactoring. For many customers, this means freeing up to 80% of their high-performance and high-cost storage, extending its useful life, and gaining significant additional capacity.
Filespaces works equally well over LAN and WAN, offers a concurrent streaming architecture, reduced network chatter, and end-to-end encryption (AES-256 in GCM mode) that protects data at rest and in flight. Data is instantly available to any device that has a LucidLink client installed.
Filespaces is simple to use, requires no additional infrastructure or unique configuration, and is compatible with any cloud (public, private, or hybrid), all major operating systems (Windows, Linux, macOS), and any file type.
Filespaces solves the business needs around storing large data sets on and off-premises and accessing them over distance while offering best-in-class security and privacy guarantees. Users get a near-local experience when accessing terabytes of remote data.
Filespaces is easily shared across a large number of connected devices or users. Administrators have complete control over which parts of the Filespace users can access. This fine-grained access is achieved while maintaining a powerful encryption model, ensuring users cannot decrypt information they are not allowed to see.
Remote teams working on shared projects, such as architects collaborating on a shared Autodesk Revit model, work seamlessly, as if collocated, without sacrificing performance.
LucidLink’s SaaS approach improves scalability, reliability, and data durability while enhancing team collaboration and productivity. Customers benefit from time, cost savings, tighter control over data storage, security, and device and sovereignty mandates.
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LucidLink brings shared file services directly to the users no matter where they happen to be working at that moment. It is an ideal solution for organizations looking to empower remote workers enabling easy access to data files while at the same time, maintaining a centralized file repository. Want to enable your teams to have immediate access to files and collaborate from anywhere? Contact us.