How a law firm uses Oxygen for secure iPad access to their private storage
Here is a use case of how attorneys at a law firm plugged in their own filer into Oxygen’s Open Storage Grid and securely accessed their private storage through Oxygen’s iPad app!
“Oxygen Cloud is solving a problem we are seeing at my place of work. (A law firm) Attorneys are loving the iPad, and some are testing the waters of using it as their primary technology interface. One of the biggest problems we have had is that, the only solution available that we knew of at the time was Dropbox. Dropbox is a horrible solution for our needs because we don’t control where the data is held, and we don’t control the user accounts.
I ran into Oxygen Cloud when I saw it referenced on a LinkedIn Group Page. I was shocked when looking at it on paper. It did everything that Dropbox does, but better! I told myself, I gotta try this. I set it up, and tested it on an iPad. I was impressed on the added functionality that I didn’t expect. (IE Annotating documents, and taking a picture and uploading it to Oxygen Cloud). I just last week setup the attorney that first got an iPad with Oxygen Cloud. That attorney has turned into the ‘go to’ guy for attorneys wanting to learn what to use on the iPad. His initial reactions were very positive. I’m going to wait a week or two before I sit down with him again. I figure once I have him on board. Switching everyone else will be a breeze.
And here is how I have my environment setup.
- I have a Netapp filer sharing out a CIFS share. Which only a specific oxygen service account has access to.
- I have an Oxygen Storage Connector loaded as a Hyper-V Guest, which points to the Netapp filer.
- I have enabled on that that same Oxygen Storage Connector the LDAP authentication connector.
This was all done using existing hardware. So there was no hardware costs. We currently have no support, but are looking into shortly after we get more adoption of Oxygen Cloud.”
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Filed under: Cloud Storage, iPad, Oxygen Cloud, Private Cloud, Private storage, Security | 1 Comment
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