Morro Data Accelerates Cloud with Cache and Sync


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(PRWEB) March 31, 2017 — Files Are Stored in the Cloud, Cached Locally, and Synced Globally
Morro Systems an innovator in file transfer and storage solutions for SMBs has launched its Morro Data
Cached Cloud Service. Using Morro Data, SMBs can easily sync, share, transfer and save unstructured files
across sites, between business partners and into cloud storage.

Media and Entertainment, Biotech, Design houses, and others generate large workflow files that must be stored
safely and distributed both internally and externally to clients. Big Data is here and files are getting larger. With
the Morro Data Cached Cloud-on-LAN file access experience, users enjoy a familiar drive letter interface. File
sync and cloud storage becomes a simple drag-and-drop operation, eliminating time consuming uploads and
bypassing PC storage limitations.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Morro Data and have tested axle 2017 with the CacheDrive, with
excellent results,” said Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle Video, the leading vendor of affordable media management
software. “We believe this solution offers powerful new capabilities for video teams who have to edit
and review media at multiple locations. Before this, synchronizing files at 2 or more locations would have taken
complex and sophisticated tools, or a lot of manual effort. Morro makes it easy, with familiar network-volume
shares for each site.”

“What is good for enterprise is also beneficial for small and medium businesses. However, the same technology
needs to be redesigned to be more user friendly, more affordable, and more integrated,” said Paul Tien /
Founder & CEO of Morro Systems. “We designed the Morro Cloud and associated CacheDrive device using
our innovative xCache O/S and Morro Sync Engine technology, to vaporize drives into the cloud while keeping
high performance through a local cache. Small and Medium Business can now also experience the benefits of
cloud storage and convenient file transfer with a Fast, Simple and Affordable solution.”

Morro Data solution benefits include:

  • Convenient File Transfer, Sync and Share: Large files uploads require FTP which is manually intensive and
    error prone. Cloud Storage apps require the PC to be active and use limited drive space. With Morro Data
    CacheDrive, file transfer, sync and share is as easy and quick as drag-and-drop.
  • Affordability: With no per-user fees, Morro Data is more cost effective and encourages adoption across the
    company instead of islanding users to reduce charges. CacheDrive also saves on internet bandwidth charges
    while the Global File System eliminates the need for complex VPNs to share data securely.
  • Internet Bandwidth Optimization: With Cached Cloud, files only need to be transmitted once per location with
    all users in that location accessing the locally cached copy. The Morro sync technology ensures files are fully
    deduped saving on repeat transmissions.
  • Global File System, VPN Elimination: The Morro Data Global File System single namespace means all users
    see all permitted files irrespective of location, and there is only one authoritative version per file. Files saved in
    one location are available to all, while permission controls provide fine grain data security. IT managers can eliminate complex VPN setup, enhancing group productivity and user satisfaction.
  • Intuitive and Centralized Management: The Morro Cloud Manager improves IT manager productivity,
    through centralized management of the worldwide deployment and enhanced performance and usage metrics.
  • IT Productivity: With the CacheDrive, IT Managers are freed from time consuming NAS maintenance, risk of
    drive failure and laborious VPNs and FTP transfers between sites.
  • Internet Outage Resilience: SMB and ROBO often have weaker internet access. With CacheDrive, active files
    are accessible even if the Internet link is down, and cloud sync auto restarts on link restoration.
  • Continuous Backup and Recovery: Unlimited, seamless, cloud storage expansion and file versioning provides
    integral data protection and simplified file recovery.
  • Secure Private Cloud: All files are encrypted at rest and in transit.

Businesses using Dropbox and OneDrive can experience cache-accelerated uploads and file sync to their Cloud
Storage. “Morro Data has transformed how we transport files between our offices. With each office coming
online while the other is going offline, efficient transferring of large files is top priority to EIGHT25MEDIA.
Morro’s Cache Cloud Acceleration allows our designers to upload large files in seconds compared to the 30 to
40 min they were spending each day with our previous cloud storage solution. We also love the cost savings
from the bandwidth efficiency and elimination of per user fees.” – Head of Digital Strategy, Jahzeel Omar of

Companies like Nasuni, Panzura and Ctera have brought the benefits of cloud storage to enterprises with the
cloud storage gateways and hybrid NAS products. Morro Data now brings these same benefits to the SMB.

“Excited to see Morro Data being available,” said Ben Woo, Principal Analyst of Neuralytix based in San
Francisco. “Many small and medium businesses are interested in moving to cloud storage to get the Opex and
operational benefits but are put off by the complexity, per user costs and need to retrain IT staff. Now for the
first time, they can get this through Morro Data.”

The Morro Data service will be introduced at the Intel Solutions Summit -EMEA, the premier event for Intel®
Technology Providers, April 4-6, 2017 in Madrid. The Morro CacheDrive based on Intel NUC and high
performance Intel® processors has a convenient appliance form factor.