Since the advent of the internet, the technology industry has been steadily moving away from local file storage to remote, cloud-based file storage and processing. Online collaboration has become the preferred sharing method for private and business applications, especially in regulated industries like healthcare, legal and financial services.
As a result, many small and medium-size businesses that lack the resources to build out their own enterprise-class file sync environment are turning to consumer-grade alternatives such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and others.
The problem? Sometimes “free” doesn't mean safe and that can prove costly to growing businesses. And that’s because most consumer-grade cloud storage solutions currently on the market are simply not secure enough for businesses to use.
Introducing a safer, more cost-effective alternative
Compared to other to other cloud-based file server solutions, Anchor from Axcient allows you to synchronize or completely move your file server to the cloud providing users access and the ability to share critical files and folders from their computers and mobile devices.
Imagine the ease of working from virtually anywhere while using the web to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations—all in real time. And all while gaining mobility, security, collaboration and business continuity.
Delivering an intuitive and seamless user experience
Now administrators can gain total control over their corporate data. A comprehensive dashboard, rich reporting and granular controls make it easy to manage an entire instance of Anchor. Coupled with military-grade encryption, compliance certifications, custom or unlimited retention, remote wipes, continuous backups and rapid restores, Anchor sets the standard for enterprise-grade file sync.
After conducting detailed research and doing an assessment of other cloud-based file storage solutions, we discovered three areas in which Anchor scores better than its competitors:
1. File Server Enablement
Cloud-enabling the file server allows users to access, read and edit documents located on the file server using web and mobile applications on their preferred devices. With Anchor’s File Server Enablement, users can:
- Gain real-time access to their legacy file server
- Eliminate cumbersome VPN and FTP protocols
- Access the most up-to-date files from any device or location
In addition, they can revise, share and collaborate on files located on the file server like never before. By providing anytime, anywhere access to business assets, Anchor's File Server Enablement can radically increase employee and organizational productivity; employees will no longer have to grapple with the file server, manually downloading and uploading multiple versions of files.
2. Ransomware Rollback
Anchor’s Ransomware Rollback feature is particularly useful for recovering from simple to complex malware attacks, utilizing a file’s revision history aka snapshot and restoring all currently existing content in the root to a healthy revision at a specified point in time.
In these cases, an administrator will determine when the infected revisions were uploaded and will then roll back files prior to the point of infection.
3. Multi-tenancy and Management Features
Today, most cloud storage solutions are designed for consumers and don’t offer a multi-tenant interface. Furthermore, they’re missing channel-specific features and integrations, and lack any robust management features. The result is a frustrated partner with multiple logins having to support clients separately and with very limited management features.
Axcient Anchor offers a multi-tenant interface, where partners can manage organizations, sub-organizations, users, devices, policies, integrations and configurations for all their clients, making it easy for partners to support their clients and scale their business.
What are the biggest advantages for you?
When companies publish their pricing and sell directly to end users, they limit the profit potential of their partners. Compared to other cloud storage solutions, Anchor doesn't publish wholesale pricing, so partners can sell at their discretion. Because Anchor is so customizable and feature-rich, partners can charge their clients a premium price for a premium service. This not offers more flexible margins, it also helps increase profitability.
What’s more, partners can brand Anchor with their name or their client's name, providing clear differentiation over a consumer-grade product.
To learn more about Axcient Anchor and why it may be right for your business clients, visit Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace today.