SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloudtenna, a leading provider of secure, intelligent rapid file transfer, search, and cross-silo communication and collaboration solutions for modern businesses, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program. The company's flagship DirectShare product will deliver integration with Microsoft Office Online to significantly reduce the complexity of deployment while enabling IT organizations to retain their existing storage infrastructure and security and streamlining adoption for Office Online users. In addition, Office Online users can use DirectShare to easily access and share files from a web browser, from anywhere, on their BYOD devices, increasing flexibility through improved access.
"Microsoft has an outstanding history of collaborating with young startups to help them realize their full potential, and we are honored to be working with the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program to help deliver the benefits of DirectShare to Microsoft Office Online users," said Sheldon Xu, Head of Product. "We've worked closely with the Microsoft team to provide Microsoft Office Online integration for your on-premise network shares and real-time collaboration, all with zero data migration so files that were once trapped on behind-the-firewall file servers can now be accessed securely from anywhere in the world. With DirectShare, Office Online users have a greater variety of ways to search, share and collaborate saving valuable time and improve how they use the Microsoft applications they love."
The Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program builds on the Microsoft vision of bringing Office to everyone on every device by enabling Office customers using third party storage services to have a more seamless experience. In particular, the program offers support for third party cloud storage on mobile apps and the ability for third party storage providers to integrate with Office Online.
DirectShare optimizes and eliminates time-consuming steps in the data transfer process by enabling overarching access across multi-platform, multi-channel content to help businesses manage and collaborate with all their files whether they are on-premises or in the cloud. With the integration of DirectShare and Office Online, users can:
- Use DirectShare risk-free. DirectShare requires no data migration and is deployed on premises, with no additional software install for end users, a full service package and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Log into DirectShare from any device, at any location using your existing Microsoft Windows credentials and instantly edit a file in place without the need to download, open, save, and upload changes.
- Collaborate with multiple users in real-time and bypass file locks so one user can make edits even if another user already has the file open.
- Easily deploy and use. Cloudtenna provides hands-on customer support to guarantee the DirectShare install goes smoothly and users can quickly begin utilizing the solution. The Cloudtenna staff works with customers every step of the way to ensure they stay in control of their infrastructure.
"At Microsoft, we are committed to giving Office customers the best possible experience when working with Office files, regardless of how they are accessed or where they are stored," said Rob Howard, director of Office Ecosystem, Microsoft. "We are excited that Cloudtenna has joined our Cloud Storage Partner program, enabling our joint customers to be more productive by securely accessing Office documents and collaborating from everywhere."
To register for the DirectShare free trial and learn more about how to deploy the DirectShare solution from Cloudtenna on your EMC, NetApp, Pure Storage, Nimble, FreeNAS or other system, go to www.cloudtenna.com. Follow Cloudtenna on LinkedIn, Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter @cloudtenna.
Cloudtenna is the leading provider of secure, intelligent rapid file transfer, search, and cross-silo communication and collaboration solutions for modern businesses. Cloudtenna's flagship product, DirectShare is driven by sophisticated machine-learning algorithms that understand how users work together within an organization learning user behavior patterns and what information is relevant to them, dramatically reducing the amount of time it takes for mobile workforces to get things done. The platform optimizes and eliminates time-consuming steps in the data transfer process by enabling overarching access across multi-platform, multi-channel content to help businesses manage and collaborate with all their files whether they are on-premises or in the cloud. In addition, IT retains full control over security policies and regulatory compliance for their company's sensitive data assets, inside the organization firewall, with zero touch from any third parties, making DirectShare from Cloudtenna one of the industry's most secure file management and communications solutions.