As the mom of two college athletes, I’ve seen what a competitive edge delivers. For my son, a 400M and 4x400M relay runner, a hundredth of a second can be the difference between making the podium or a long trip home on the team bus. For my daughter, a volleyball hitter/blocker, an inch short on her approach is the difference between a point for her team, and one for the opponent. It’s no different for today’s IT decision makers—they need to know where to find that competitive edge to drive their business past the finish line. It’s no different with Citrix, really.
Join me as I share how Citrix gives you that extra second and additional inch advantage!
This is the first in a 5-part series in which we’ll examine how Citrix ShareFile delivers the competitive edge over Box and meets the needs of today’s competitive workspace. I hope to have a little fun and share what I’ve learned from elite athletes and teams and how ShareFile brings that same level of competitiveness. To start, let’s focus on ShareFile’s Cloud/On-Prem/Hybrid storage differential.
My son runs the 400M, widely considered the most strategic race in track because it requires the speed of a sprinter and the endurance of a long distance runner. Go out too fast and you can’t keep the speed; focus on endurance, and you won’t have the sprint to cross the finish line. You have to have a hybrid of both to have the edge. Similarly, ShareFile offers a hybrid solution that addresses both the needs of storing files in the cloud with the compliance offerings on-prem.
ShareFile Works with Cloud Storage, Existing On-Prem Storage or a Hybrid of Both
A modern IT company has to think of their data storage needs. In most organizations, data is scattered across on-prem network file shares, cloud storage and management platforms (including SharePoint, Office 365, OneDrive for Business, Azure, Amazon Web Services [AWS], and Salesforce), and consumer file-sharing services (including Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox). Companies in all sectors — especially regulated sectors like Financial Services and Healthcare — prefer or are required to store some or all corporate data on-prem to enhance performance, reduce costs, and/or comply with data sovereignty restrictions.
For today’s enterprise, keeping up with their organizations’ storage needs is just part of the problem. Content-centric companies must continuously upgrade their storage capacity whether it’s on-prem or in cloud. This dilemma requires a solution that is flexible enough to unify existing on-prem storage with cloud storage.
ShareFile Enterprise efficiently solves these challenges. ShareFile integrates with an Enterprise’s existing on-prem or cloud storage to provide a collaborative file share space allowing employees simple access to the content they need to access wherever they are. ShareFile StorageZones help to ensure that all content regardless of storage location remain seamlessly available.
Features and Benefits:
- ShareFile StorageZones: Choose where to store data. Manage it in on-prem datacenters, let Citrix manage it in the cloud with Azure or AWS, or adopt a hybrid approach.
- StorageZone Connectors: Connect to network shares, Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and more, extending connectivity to all your digital sharing and collaboration tools.
- Restricted StorageZones: Rely on private data areas to customize file-sharing activity, restricting access to specific authenticated internal users.
- Agility and Cost Savings: Continue to store and mobilize data in existing locations — no need to migrate content. Depend on a single solution to increase the speed and decrease the cost of connecting to data everywhere. Citrix ShareFile has consistently led the way as the only enterprise-class file sync and share solution that can run on any cloud, on-prem, and hybrid IT infrastructure.
For today’s enterprises, keeping up with their organization’s storage needs is just part of the problem. Today’s content-centric companies must continuously upgrade their storage capacity whether on-prem or in cloud. This dilemma requires a solution that is flexible enough to unify existing on-prem storage with cloud storage. Citrix ShareFile has consistently led the way by delivering solutions that can run on any cloud, on-prem, and hybrid IT infrastructure.
Tomorrow, we’ll focus on “Moving to the Ball – How ShareFile Meets the Needs of Today’s Mobile Workforce” — stay tuned!
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