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.
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.