Ahhh — the enterprise file sharing space (EFSS), a sector awash with more vendors and more confusion than you can shake a stick at. From the pure-play vendors who are “all-in” in the public cloud (Box and Dropbox), to the vendors who offer EFSS as an adjunct to their core platform (Microsoft and Google) to those who offer a hybrid differentiation (Egnyte and Accellion, for example). What is a customer to do when faced with such choice?
Well, the first thing you do is provide a granular differentiation as a way to separate largely similar vendors from where you stand.
Today’s example is Syncplicity, which has just announced PrivacyRegions, a play which the company believes uniquely combines regional cloud services, policy-driven hybrid cloud storage and a new privacy driven architecture. This design, as Syncplicity sees it, enables E.U.-based enterprises to confine the storage and processing of all their files, metadata and personal information to the E.U. region.