Good news from Germany. The cloud storage solution for enterprises TeamDrive has been named as a “Cool Vendor in Privacy” 2013 by Gartner. In particular, the growing use of tablets and smartphones lead to an increased demand for hybrid cloud services that are equally easy to use and have to provide the highest level of security. One reason why TeamDrive has won this year’s title.
Team Drive is a filesync and sharing solution for companies and organizations that do not want to risk that sensitive data is scattered with external cloud services and allows data or documents in the team synchronize. Therefore TeamDrive monitors any folder on a PC or laptop that you can use and edit them together with invited users. With that data is available at any time, also offline. The automatic synchronization, backup and versioning of documents protect users from data loss. With the possibility of TeamDrive to operate the registration and hosting server in the own data center, TeamDrive can be integrated into existing IT infrastructure. For this TeamDrive provides all the necessary APIs.
Find more about TeamDrive under “TeamDrive: Dropbox für Unternehmen“. (German only.)
In addition, I am working on a security comparison between TeamDrive and the open-source cloud storage solution ownCloud. These will be published in the next few days here on CloudUser and as a paper (PDF).
Rene Buest is Senior Analyst and Cloud Practice Lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure, open source and Internet of Things. Prior to that he was Principal Analyst at New Age Disruption and member of the worldwide Gigaom Research Analyst Network. Rene Buest is top cloud computing blogger in Germany and one of the worldwide top 50 bloggers in this area. In addition, he is one of the world’s top cloud computing influencers and belongs to the top 100 cloud computing experts on Twitter and Google+. Since the mid-90s he is focused on the strategic use of information technology in businesses and the IT impact on our society as well as disruptive technologies.
Rene Buest is the author of numerous professional cloud computing and technology articles. He regularly writes for well-known IT publications like Computerwoche, CIO Magazin, LANline as well as Silicon.de and is cited in German and international media – including New York Times, Forbes Magazin, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche, Computerwoche, CIO, Manager Magazin and Harvard Business Manager. Furthermore Rene Buest is speaker and participant of experts rounds. He is founder of CloudUser.de and writes about cloud computing, IT infrastructure, technologies, management and strategies. He holds a diploma in computer engineering from the Hochschule Bremen (Dipl.-Informatiker (FH)) as well as a M.Sc. in IT-Management and Information Systems from the FHDW Paderborn.