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Egnyte Blends Cloud, On-Premises File Server

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- To help small businesses enjoy the cost-benefits of cloud computing with the peace of mind and control of having their data on premise, Egnyte, a provider of on-demand file server solutions, today unveiled the first hybrid cloud/on-premise file server solution: Egnyte Local Cloud. The new integrated solution is a significant step forward in next- generation cloud computing technology. Egnytes Local Cloud blends a hosted online solution with an on-premise solution, providing small businesses up- to- date and complete access to their file servers, whether they have an Internet connection or not.

“There is no doubt that cloud-based services offer significant benefits to SMBs looking for ease and efficiency in storage and collaboration,” said Jeff Boles, senior analyst for the Taneja Group. “However, the cloud is still in its early stages with some questions about reliability, latency and control – not to mention the fact that you always have to be tied to an Internet connection. Egnyte’s new hybrid solution is one of the forerunners in the next generation of cloud-based storage services that is focused on bridging the gap between the control that comes with local storage and the ease of operation that comes with the cloud.”

Egnyte Inc.