Citrix ShareFile, a secure data sync and sharing service with flexible storage options allows IT to mobilize all enterprise data. ShareFile enables mobile productivity with read-write access to data, workflows and collaboration, allows users to securely share files with anyone, and sync files across all of their devices. With ShareFile, IT gains the flexibility to store data in the most optimal locations to meet compliance and data sovereignty requirements and provide mobile access to network shares, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and any ECM system.

The innovative StorageZones feature of ShareFile provides you with the flexibility to choose where your data is stored: on-premises, in-the-cloud or a hybrid option (both).

Here’s a summary of each storage option:

  • On-Premises (Customer-managed StorageZones) – You leverage your own on-premises data center (CIFS based storage or S3 object storage) and even your own private cloud storage services. Ideal for strict data compliance and security requirements. Files and metadata can also be encrypted with your keys and access can be limited using Restricted StorageZones.
  • In-the-cloud (Citrix-managed StorageZones) – You utilize Citrix ShareFile’s secure cloud storage on either Azure, AWS S3 or ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare located in multiple worldwide locations. Cloud storage is quick to set up and offers flexibility, fixed costs, and elasticity benefits.
  • Hybrid (Customer & Citrix-managed StorageZones)– Unlike other file sync and sharing solutions, with ShareFile, a Hybrid option allows you to combine on-premises storage (Customer-managed) and in-the-cloud storage (Citrix-managed) which is ideal for global organizations and highly regulated industries. This option allows you to build the most cost-effective and customized solution specific for your business.

Now you’re probably asking yourself, there are so many storage vendors to choose from – How do I know what storage option is best for my organization? It’s easy! Why not evaluate and select a storage option that has already gone through rigorous lab testing and delivers a fully validated solution, enterprise file sync and sharing together with storage? You can feel confident that most of the testing has already been done for you.

Third-party IT research and lab firm, ESG (Enterprise Strategy Group) fully validated Citrix ShareFile on EMC Isilon Private Cloud. ESG lab-tested both user and administrative features of the ShareFile on Isilon deployment. Also included were Isilon features that are key for a successful enterprise file sync and sharing deployment, including deduplication, non-disruptive scalability, and automatic load balancing.

“Better Together” Solution: Citrix ShareFile Enterprise on EMC Isilon

Citrix ShareFile Enterprise on EMC Isilon’s private cloud deployment enables secure, premise-based access to data from anywhere, on any device, delivering both the features that users demand, and the security, scalability, and management that IT needs. File data remains behind the corporate firewall with locally controlled encryption keys, IT accountability, and latency-free access. The result is an enterprise file sync and sharing solution that reduces risk, improves performance, and ensures regulatory compliance.

EMC Isilon storage is designed to ensure simplicity, performance, flexibility, and scalability while ensuring data protection and security for unstructured file data. These features make EMC Isilon a beneficial foundation for your enterprise file sync and sharing solution. Isilon is a modular, scale-out NAS system, so when you add nodes you increase both capacity and throughput, ensuring that bandwidth doesn’t create a bottleneck; performance scales with capacity

There are numerous benefits to using EMC Isilon private cloud storage with Citrix ShareFile. An Isilon private cloud keeps data on-premises, eliminating the vulnerabilities of public cloud storage. In addition, Isilon’s storage efficiency and non-disruptive scalability can dramatically reduce the impacts of continual file data growth.

Read the complete ESG Lab Report or view the ESG Lab video