The Nexsan Transporter is an enterprise-class, private cloud file sync and share appliance. It combines the best of cloud services – easy mobile access and seamless collaboration – with the security and privacy that only an on-premises solution can deliver.
By offering users the cloud features they require, Transporter eliminates the temptation to use unauthorized public cloud solutions and returns control of the data to IT.
The appliance deployment model gives businesses ownership over the physical location and redundancy of data and scales from one to hundreds of nodes to support as many users as required.
What sets apart this product in the software application space
Transporter on-premise, private cloud appliances scale to meet the demands of any size of business. Our deployment model means organizations never reach a capacity ceiling, they simply add another Transporter when they need more users or storage.
Transporter 75,150, and 500 rack-mounted models are ideal for scaling in the data center and include our Network Storage Connector to sync with files stored on existing NAS systems.
Multi-appliance solutions offer more than just scale for your file sync and share requirements. Each Transporter features RAID protection, so they deliver the added benefit of replication and full redundancy between appliances.
Enterprises and organizations of all sizes around the world are realizing that Transporter solutions offer more than just private cloud file sync and share capabilities. Privacy, security and data protection all come as standard.
Access Corporate Data From Anywhere
Whether you want to work while on vacation or download documents on a business trip, Transporter gives you easy access to your shared folders, on all of your devices, regardless of where you are. Everything stored on Transporter including the contents of folders others have invited you to share regardless of size or type are easily accessible using the free desktop software or iPhone® or Android device apps.
Search Transporter From Your Mobile Phone
You can also search right from the app, just type in the name of the file you’re looking for and Transporter will find it for you. The Transporter mobile phone app (for Android or iPhone) lets you upload and download files and browse the contents of your Transporter folders including those others have invited you to share. When you find the file you¹re looking for simply tap it to open, then go ahead and use it as you would on a Mac or Windows PC.
Send Links From Your Phone
Today we work 24×7 and often it’s away from the office. To stay connected we use our mobile phones for email and business, even on vacation. When roaming, service provider data rates can get expensive and it’s hard to send and receive large files. This is where Transporter’s ability to send links to files can really help especially when files are several megabytes in size. Just swipe the file you’d like to send and a simple email linking the file is created for you to mail to the recipient. Then they just click the link to download the file directly from the Transporter and not from your phone.
Integrates With Other Applications
Today, everyone in business has their mobile phone no matter where they are, but sometimes it’s difficult to access your Mac or Windows PC when you need to open an important file in an application like Microsoft Word. If you’re a Transporter user there¹s no problem because you can tap the file’s name and the file will automatically open in your preferred app. Any edits made to the file will be saved and will automatically sync with other locations. By using your mobile phone you can safely and securely access your files and work on them anytime, anywhere!
USE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE
Sync Data From Its Source
Using public cloud file sync and share providers like Box and Dropbox, businesses don’t know where their data is stored. Because the data is uploaded to cloud, it’s impossible to know whether or not it’s being protected in the right way for your business. In fact, the act of uploading the data itself places your important hard to recreate files at risk. It would be so much better if you could leave these important files in the control of the IT department, and receive the same Box or Dropbox experience. In other words, wouldn’t it be great if you could access, sync and share these files from the existing storage systems in your company’s data center? And with Transporter, you can.
By integrating Transporter with existing NAS systems and file servers, businesses can retain and leverage earlier storage investments to avoid costly and troublesome data migration. With Transporter, organizations leave their files exactly where they are and sync files with the existing storage solutions they invested time and money to deploy. Unlike other cloud solutions there is no need to migrate data or keep multiple version of files. Even better, your existing data protection technologies just continue to work, keeping your data safe.
Public cloud service providers route all file requests to and from the cloud, even if the employees sharing those files are in the same building, on the same local network. This results in a poor utilization of the business Internet connection and it prevents in-house users from taking advantage of a company’s on-premise high-speed network investments. Transporter private cloud appliances allow data to be located exactly where it’s needed because Transporters intelligently distinguish between local and remote operations to ensure employees always have the fastest possible performance.
Backup Using Existing Systems And Policies
A major challenge for businesses using public cloud for file access sync and share services is that there’s no easy way to back up the data for disaster recovery purposes. These services assume their internal backup capabilities are “good enough” when in reality there have been many documented cases of permanent data loss. We recognize that every business has its own requirements for backup, data protection, and disaster recovery. In addition to offering automated offsite replication for disaster recovery, Transporter appliances are also compatible with your existing backup infrastructure. Finally, your business has a cloud service that allows you to choose how data is protected.
Active Directory Integration
The Transporter Directory Connector (TDC) is an administrative tool that enables the importing of users and groups directly from the Active Directory domain controller. TDC works without replicating sensitive Active Directory data into the cloud or to a third-party, keeping your sensitive information completely private and within your IT organization’s control. TDC also allows granular controls so that administrators can select specific departments or users to import and invite to Transporter.
PUBLIC CLOUD LIKE EXPERIENCE
Syncs Like Public Cloud (i.e., Dropbox, Box, etc…)
For modern business users, traditional file servers and NAS systems have become a hindrance to sharing and collaboration. Users must navigate a shared drive hierarchy to find files within unintuitive structures created by other users and are required to use slow and unreliable VPNs for remote access. Transporter removes these limitations by enabling employees to work in ways that are identical to those they enjoy from popular cloud services but safely within the work environment. Users are able to personally organize shared files and folders on their computers in a way that makes sense to them, access those files from mobile devices, and sync data from home, office, or on the road.
Versions Allow Users To Recover Their Own Data
Transporter Versions is a powerful feature that enables users to restore older versions of files that have been accidentally overwritten and also recover files and folders that have been accidentally deleted. Unlike competing solutions that require premium services to store more than a few versions, Transporter will preserve an unlimited amount of versions as long as there is space available on the device. These capabilities are especially useful when collaborating with other team members on a fast moving project. Users and administrators can also see a full audit trail of changes including who took those actions and when.
Transporter also protects files and folders from being changed and deleted with read-only user and folder settings. This is great for publishing information that needs to be privately shared, but should never be modified or deleted by the recipient. Whether the files are legal documents, medical records, financial statements, engineering blueprints or marketing design files, Transporter’s read-only capabilities will ensure these files remain in their original unmodified format. Users are able to make entire folders read-only or restrict specific users to read-only access.
Many systems require users to attach large files to emails in order to share these files with colleagues. Often email systems have file size limitations and large files can be difficult to send without breaking the file into sections and sending portions in multiple emails. Then the recipient has to rebuild the file, how frustrating this whole process is especially in a fast paced corporate environment.
Transporter offers users a better option; instead of sending a file within an email you simply send the link with a path name directly to the file. If the recipient has already been invited to share the file, they already have the appropriate permissions to share the file. By clicking on the link the recipient can open the file and use it remotely or sync it locally to their device. This technique saves network bandwidth and a significant amount of unwanted frustration. At no time during this process is security compromised. Later, should you desire, you can revoke sharing with the recipient and this will stop Transporter from syncing with this person. Any files downloaded via the link process will be deleted from the recipient’s devices.
Better Than Public Cloud Services – Access Non-Synced Data Right Inside Finder Or Explorer (Transporter Library)
Files stored on Transporter can be accessed on your computer even if not synced to its hard drive. Unlike other public cloud services which would require you to access non-synced files via a separate website, with Transporter you can browse them right inside Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. You can open or share the files just like you would with files you synced locally, much easier!
Transporter Desktop gives users the ability to easily and securely create and share links to individual files stored on their company¹s Transporter. In addition to standard links like those offered by any other cloud service a Transporter user can optionally choose to use Direct Links. Direct Links allow the sharing of files in a way that bypasses any form of cloud storage for 100% private file sharing via a web browser plugin that ensures a secure and encrypted transfer.
Sync Special Folders
Transporter creates one window to your digital world, keeping all work files organized by optionally syncing your desktop, document, photo, music, and video folders across your devices. No matter which device you’re currently using, any files dropped on your desktop or other special folder are synced, protected and assessable from anywhere.
Learn more about Transporter’s Replication and Security features here: http://www.connecteddata.com/