Your new major client: how would you handle this?
You just took on a new major client and learned that you will now be serving a large population of users and data based in Europe and that you will be subject to GDPR compliance requirements.
You need a full-featured, highly secure file server based in the European Union right now to get the project going. How do you do that?
On your Files.com site, you do it like this:
- Step one: create a new folder and give it a name.
- Step two: open the folder settings and select one of our EU regions from the storage options menu.
- Step three: click Save
There. You’ve just launched a file server in Europe.
And the best part is… the rest of your site can still be based in
the USA… or anywhere!
The true power in Files.com’s multi-region file storage and transfer features is that storage locations are set on a per-folder basis.
And regardless of how you use Files.com, whether it’s our Desktop app, our web interface, or even via FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV, all your files from every region are easily accessible via the same interface and the same connection.
Behind the scenes, our servers and network do all the heavy lifting to make sure that your files are stored exactly where you want them and you don’t even have to think about it.
Our network is global to make your job simpler
The world is getting smaller, but with the growing number of privacy and data sovereignty laws that you have to navigate, it’s becoming only more complex.
To meet the evolving regulatory needs, you may need the ability to manage and secure data within specific jurisdictions.
We give you strategically located regions to make that simpler for you. We currently offer:
- USA, Virginia
- Australia, Sydney
- Canada, Toronto
- EU - UK, London
- EU - Germany, Frankfurt
- Japan, Tokyo
… all at the click of a button.
Multi-region pricing and plans
On any of our plans, you can set your entire site, at the root level, to store all of your files in any of our regions.
On our Enterprise plans, you can have more than one region active at the same time, and you can set your region choice on any folder.
Compliance is of vital importance of course, but another benefit of our global network is performance.
Regardless of where you configure your site to store your files, your users around the globe can benefit from improved transfer speeds, because they will connect to an acceleration server closer to their location, and that server has a dedicated connection to your storage region wherever it may be.
And, if you have a cluster of users near a particular region, you can configure their end of the folder tree to store their data in that region as well, improving their transfer performance even further.
The Files.com platform is designed and built to be flexible and easy to manage.
If you have multiple compliance requirements to meet, you can manage them all within a single site.
One group of users can manage files in one part of your folder tree, configured to store in a particular region, while another group manages a separate part of the tree stored in a different region, all through the same convenient interface.
Permissions can maintain a strict separation between the two, and you can take that farther with user-based IP whitelisting to limit the locations from where users can access the files.
Combine that easy setup with some of our advanced features like automatic GPG/PGP folder-level encryption (where you control the encryption keys), add in our special compliance agreements (BAA for HIPAA compliance, DPA for GDPR compliance), and you’ve just made a complicated compliance environment much easier in which to manage your data.
Ask us how our global acceleration network and regional storage options can benefit your business and make life a whole ‘lot easier for you.