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Taneja Group and Infostor Joint Survey: File Sharing In The Enterprise

Taneja Group and InfoStor jointly ran a survey asking IT managers about their experience with corporate file sharing. Taneja Group defines corporate file sharing as the ability to share large numbers of files between business users across networks and mobile devices.

File sharing heavily intersects with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the cloud. BYOD is the phenomenon of employees using personal mobile devices for personal and business applications and data access. File sharing as a business usage is closely associated with BYOD as end users seek to easily share files between their own and others’ multiple computing devices.

File sharing is also bound up with cloud usage. File sharing on mobile devices does not strictly require file sharing services using the cloud; basic secure sharing can be done via VPN just as one would email a file or share its pathname over the LAN. However, this solution is less than ideal for file sharing because it is poorly scalable and lacks any file sharing application functionality.

In contrast, most file sharing products use the cloud because the environment is highly scalable and delivers application functionality such as file versioning and locking. Many file sharing products also use the cloud to host a shared file repository, and most integrate with Active Directory and other SAML-based access management applications.  Given a huge growth in data files and in mobile access needs, this approach is far superior to simply sending files using VPN connections.

This is no surprise to end users, who happily use file sharing applications like Dropbox to easily share files. Yet not all file sharing applications are created equal and consumer file sharing applications can threaten corporate data security. Vendors are quickly developing business- and enterprise-level file sharing applications in response to valid concerns about file sharing security, scalability, management, usability and compliance.

These are serious questions and should be serious concerns for IT in businesses of any size. However, our survey found that although some respondents have file sharing solutions and policies already in place, many did not. Some respondents have solid short-term plans to do so but others have no plans in place. Why? Taneja Group has observed that when IT denies a need for secure file sharing in a BYOD environment, they usually lack the time, sense of urgency, executive support and/or budget to deal effectively with the problem.

For more on file collaboration/BYOD issues and vendors, download Taneja Group’s File Collaboration Landscape Market Report

Publish date: 08/21/13
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Taneja Group Technology Validation Proves Tintri Delivers On Superior Performance, Efficiency...

Tintri, the leading producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced the findings of a new Taneja Group Technical Validation report: “Tintri VMstore: Zero Management Storage.” Featuring insights from Taneja’s hands-on testing, the report provides an in-depth assessment of Tintri VMstore, including performance, capacity and management overhead.

  • Premiered: 01/07/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tintri
Topic(s): TBA Tintri TBA Taneja Group TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Jeff Boles TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine
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Vendor Panel: Backup and Archiving in the Age of the Cloud

Backup and archiving in the age of the cloud, where we'll discuss the fundamental challenges and the emerging capabilities that are taking customers down the path of new approaches to data backup and data retention in their on-premise and/or off-premise cloud infrastructures. 

The panel will consist of leading thinkers from four vendors that represent the leading innovations for private and public cloud information protection and retention.

Jeff Boles, Taneja Group

Stephen Aldous, HP

Eric Carter, Riverbed

Mat Hamlin, Spanning

Rick Vanover, Veeam

  • Premiered: 01/30/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Taneja Group Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Spanning Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Veeam Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Archiving Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data protection Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR
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Qumulo to Team with Taneja Group on ‘How to Store 10 Billion Files’ Webinar

Qumulo, pioneer of the world’s first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that the company will participate in an upcoming webinar hosted by the Taneja Group, which will focus on how to design a 10 billion file storage system and what it means for the modern day datacenter.

  • Premiered: 05/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Qumulo
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA NAS TBA scale-out TBA Datacenter TBA Taneja Group TBA real-time analytics TBA Storage