As an up and coming data center services company, GorillaCloud Services is always on the lookout for better ways of serving its customers. Located just outside of London, UK, the company provides multiple solutions in the data center arena, using AWS Ireland hosting services to bring smarter, more cost-effective FileCloud solutions to its clients. GorillaCloud users hail from across the globe, from countries as far apart as the Nordics, Singapore, and the US. Getting happily involved with FileCloud all started with a specific customer request for a better virtual data room solution.
Wanted: A Better Mousetrap, but at a Lower Cost
A virtual data room or VDR is a secure virtual space for holding documents and files. VDRs can only be accessed by authorized persons, and are often used during business transactions between two companies. The virtual space means both parties can avoid the need to travel and can consult and manage documents in confidence at any time. A VDR usually runs on a server with a network connection with strictly controlled access. While the concept pleases many enterprises and organizations, costs can be high. GorillaCloud’s client asked the company to come up with an equally robust solution that would not strain the client’s budget.
GorillaCloud Goes Hunting for an Alternative VDR
Scott, the project leader responsible for finding a better VDR solution, looked at the market, and at alternatives like Dropbox and Google Drive. While these possibilities were cheaper than what the client had been using, they lacked auditability and granular access control. In a VDR, it is often critical to be able to restrict a viewer’s ability to forward, copy, or print the confidential information, for example. Scott could see that these services would therefore not meet the requirements of the client. In addition, they were oriented towards the public cloud, whereas a private cloud installation would be significantly better for reasons of security and manageability.
FileCloud is the Solution of Choice
When he saw what FileCloud offered, Scott knew he had the right component, in terms of security, management, and affordability. As FileCloud also provides Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), deployment on the AWS platform was quick and easy. The client could see proof of concept rapidly, allowing the project to move ahead and meet the client’s needs, while closing off contracts with other suppliers. About FileCloud engineers, Scott says “Support was brilliant throughout the whole building, testing phase. The support team provided a lot of value there as well, getting the information I needed in the time scales required”.
A Broadening Market, a Growing Potential for VDRs
Currently, GorillaCloud has a FileCloud license for 85 users, and already actively serves 78. The production environment for the operating system running the core VDR application is Amazon EC2. Data and files are then stored on a separate partition on Amazon EBS. The FileCloud encryption feature is also used. Additionally, GorillaCloud has a demo system that uses Amazon S3 for file storage. While VDRs have traditionally been used by lawyers and bankers, the market is widening. GorillaCloud’s solution serves needs in the oil and gas sector, albeit via financial organizations, for the procurement of assets.
Further Possibilities for Using FileCloud
Attractive pricing and industrial-strength capabilities are likely to keep FileCloud a firm favorite with GorillaCloud Services. Any customers of GorillaCloud who have experienced services like Dropbox will find the same user friendliness and ease of use with FileCloud, but with additional security, management, and backup facilities. Files can be synchronized across PCs and mobile computing devices including Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows devices. Migration of such customers to the superior grade of service offered by FileCloud is therefore easy from all angles: technical, business, and user experience. And as the icing on the cake, GorillaCloud can also easily brand FileCloud with its own logo and identity to build up its own reputation as a provider of affordable, quality solutions.
Find Out More about FileCloud Today
Service providers, banks, power utilities, national government departments, hospitality companies and many other kinds of organization are also users of FileCloud. Our extensive, robust, yet easy to use functionality, our ease of integration, and our legendary support are among the factors that have made us the preferred solution for these clients, as well as our advantageous pricing.
To find out more about how fast you could be using FileCloud to help your business, call us at FileCloud today. Take advantage of a free 14-day trial to try our file share, sync and mobile access advantages for yourself and see why other businesses have already made the decision to use FileCloud.