MOBILIZE and SHARE YOUR BUSINESS DATA SECURELY
VSkyBox is application software designed for enterprise file sharing and collaboration in a secure way. VSkyBox is deployed on the Promise hyper-converged system VSkyCube as an application running in the form of virtual machine. Multiple VSkyBox VM’s can be deployed in an application cluster to scale up the service and performance.
VSkyBox provides the following two major benefits to businesses to improve business productivity:
The following diagram is a high level view of the overall architecture.
What differentiates VSkyBox from other File Share & Sync solutions is VSkyBox’ s strong offering in providing a flexible and powerful team collaboration feature, which is summarized in the following diagram.
VSkyBox server software is deployed as one or more virtual machines running on top of VSkyCube hyper-converged system VSkyCube in an on-premise private cloud setup. Deployment of VSkyBox server(s) and storage used for service is extremely flexible and thus can be tailored for different requirements in terms of performance levels, number of users, and storage capacity.
A single VSkyBox instance with initial storage capacity can be deployed initially. Over time when the number of users increases, additional VSkyBox instances can be added to the original instance(s) and form a service cluster to ensure adequate performance. Similarly, storage can easily grow as content continues to add to the system.
VSkyBox supports various access methods on different devices:
Easy and flexible integration with enterprise authentication infrastructure including AD or LDAP, as well as system based Local Authentication. In a typical setup, employees of a business are authenticated using AD or LDAP while Local authentication is used to authenticate people who may be outside contractors on a project and on a temporary basis.
Authorization and Access are fully controlled by the role of each individual. Basic roles include: Administrator, Team Lead, and Team Members, with each role having different privileges in terms of administrative work, file access and sharing.
Other than the VSkyBox pre-defined roles, user definable roles with different access privileges can be created and added to the system as needed.
To meet various organizational structures under different circumstances, VSkyBox is designed to provide multiple “Work Space” for flexible collaboration, including:
Each individual by default owns his or her personal space. Optionally, an individual can join one or more teams in AD/LDAP or Local authentication domains.
Within a team, a team member’s capability to access and share files is defined and restricted by his role and access rights, as assigned by Team Lead. This is especially useful for file sharing as files can be shared to member in the same team, to different teams within AD/LDAP domain, to different teams outside AD/LDAP domain, or to public.
Other than usual file operations Create, Read, Update, and Delete, VSkyBox provides additional features to make it easier and flexible for users, including the following:
For compliance and security reasons, all devices and users are logged for any login attempts and actions taken after a successful login.
Access to individual files including Read, Write, Copy, Move, Share, and others are logged. The logged information can be searched using key words or user ID, etc. All logs include time stamp. As a result, a user’s complete activities during a given time period can be tracked and reported entirely