FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is normally used to transfer files between computers on a network. CloudFTP enables files to be transferred to Storage Clouds even when they do not natively support FTP!
As Storage Made Easy provides an FTP protocol adaptor it is able to support the FTP protocol for any public or private cloud storage that is added to the SME solution.
What if the cloud storage does not support FTP? It does not matter, the Storage Made Easy FTP protocol adaptor enables any cloud to be accessed from standard FTP clients even if the connected cloud does not support FTP!
Why is this useful? Many companies require FTP support but still want to use services such as Amazon S3, RackSpace etc. The Storage Made Easy solution enables companies to use such services and still provide FTP support.
For example Google Drive, Amazon S3, , SharePoint, OneDrive, Office365 etc don't natively support FTP, but using CloudFTP companies can expose access to such services over any standard FTP client.
How do you obtain CloudFTP? CloudFTP is also provided with the Storage Made Easy Enterprise on-premise or IaaS Appliances.
What does it work with? It works where FTP works, so users can use any standard FTP client.
What FTP clients has it been tested with?It has been tested with Cyberduck, Transmit, CODA, Krusader, Filezylla, Default ubuntu ftp client, Total Commander, Windows default FTP client, Captain FTP and others. It should work with any FTP client but if you have a problem let us know.
How to configure CloudFTP? Please see the CloudFTP wiki entry for further information.
Now Available as an IL2 / IL3 compliant FTP service on UK Government G-Cloud Please see here for further information.