SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elastifile, the pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced that the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.1 storage protocol is supported and available for early access on Elastifile Cloud File Service, the company’s fully-managed, scalable file storage service on Google Cloud. By adding SMB to the service’s pre-existing support for the Network File System (NFS) protocol, Elastifile is delivering seamless compatibility for an even broader range of enterprise applications and use cases. Users can register for access to SMB on Elastifile’s service at https://www.elastifile.com/smb-registration.
Frequently leveraged in Microsoft Windows environments, SMB is a client-server communication protocol used to manage network resources, including storage access. SMB provides standardized connectivity between file systems and enterprise applications and is an alternative to the popular NFS protocol. SMB is commonly used in a variety of demanding enterprise use cases, including file sharing, media rendering, seismic simulation, financial modeling, and more. In addition, many popular end user applications, such as Adobe Premiere video editing software, also typically connect to storage using SMB.
“By adding support for SMB, we’ve made it easy for Windows-based workflows to reap the benefits of Elastifile Cloud File Service,” said Adi Sprachman, Vice President of Product Management at Elastifile. “With support for all zones, all regions, and now both NFS and SMB, our cloud-native solution is well-positioned to address the full spectrum of enterprise use cases on GCP.”
To enjoy Elastifile Cloud File Service users simply specify their desired storage capacity and select a service level aligned to their budget and performance requirements. Service levels can later be adjusted on-demand, as desired, enabling customers to start small and expand performance or capacity later as dictated by the demands of their evolving workflows. Every service level delivers a full suite of cloud-native enterprise features, including snapshots, multi-zone support, asynchronous replication, and full support for API-based control. Finally, the cost of the service is fully integrated into Google Cloud’s pre-existing billing infrastructure, so customers do not need to change their existing payment process.
Elastifile’s solutions are generally available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and bare metal on-premises environments, with Microsoft Azure availability coming soon.
To learn more about Elastifile’s products and technology, visit https://www.elastifile.com.
Elastifile helps organizations adapt and accelerate their business in the cloud era. Powered by a dynamically scalable, enterprise-grade distributed file system with intelligent object tiering, Elastifile augments existing public cloud services and facilitates frictionless cloud adoption. With Elastifile, organizations can deploy and manage cloud-native file storage themselves and/or benefit from the advantages of fully-managed file storage services, eliminating the need for manual storage management and CapEx-intensive IT forecasting. Elastifile’s unique combination of features and flexibility empowers organizations to seamlessly integrate cloud resources, with no application refactoring required...thereby modernizing their infrastructure and achieving their crucial IT agility and efficiency goals.
Elastifile is based in Santa Clara, California and Herzliya, Israel, with global Sales and Marketing offices in North America and Europe, and R&D in Israel. Founded in 2013, Elastifile is backed by Battery Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, CE Ventures, and seven strategic investors from the cloud, data center, and storage industries, including Dell EMC, Cisco, and Western Digital.