This will allow enterprises to use a combination of internal and external resources for their Syncplicity data and keep each file where it best belongs. Organizations may choose different types of clouds based on factors such as the cost of storage, the need for performance and the need for users to access it in different parts of the world, he said. That feature will be available next month.
The company has also given IT shops more granular control over use of a file, such as whether it can be read, opened, downloaded or shared. Rather than setting a global policy that applies to all users in an organization, they can write policies for specific groups, Patel said. If a user belongs to more than one group, such as an executive team and a functional department, Syncplicity can grant that person the highest privileges available among those groups, he said. The group-based policies feature is available now.