FileShadow Delivers Thin Provisioned Storage for Virtual Desktops

FileShadow for Windows Virtual Desktop enables companies of all sizes
to implement thin provisioned storage for virtual desktops, allowing
users to access their FileShadow vault within a virtual desktop

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Inc. today announces FileShadow for Windows Virtual Desktop. The new
version provides thin provisioned storage to companies using virtual
desktops, separating users’ data from the operating system, local
applications and user settings in the data center—reducing costs for any
company using virtual desktops.

FileShadow thin provisioned storage allows virtual desktops to have
access to large vaults without synchronizing data to the virtual desktop
server. All of the content is available, but only downloaded on demand
to the local virtual desktop when edited or modified. Users can store
all of their content in FileShadow, enabling them to access their
content and receive the archiving, aggregating and searching
capabilities of FileShadow’s service. IT departments will save money by
using FileShadow to minimize the amount of storage allocated for their
virtual desktop servers, and user storage will be protected by the
FileShadow vault—made explicitly for reliable storage, search and access
of files.

“One of the issues that accompany a virtual desktop deployment is how to
secure long-term storage of users’ files,” said Tyrone Pike, president
and CEO of FileShadow. “With FileShadow, all of the archiving,
aggregation and searching capabilities used by traditional desktop users
are now available for virtual desktop users. Users simply install the
FileShadow Desktop App on their virtual desktop and sign in; all of
their files are available.”

FileShadow for Windows Virtual Desktop supports and integrates with
cloud-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and premise-based Virtual
Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions. With FileShadow in place,
customers can move easily between DaaS and VDI because their data is now

Gartner, Inc. recommends: “Use DaaS today and in the near future for
selected use cases, based on applications requirements, user workstyle,
and user and data location. Suitable use cases to start the DaaS journey
include proof-of-concept testing, short-term employees, seasonal
workers, remote users, business continuity and disaster recovery. For
smaller organizations that are aggressively migrating to cloud services
and have fewer legacy integration challenges, the adoption of DaaS as a
complete workforce solution is likely to be more viable in the short
term. Large enterprise organizations should be more cautious with their
speed of adoption, but will increasingly find the decision to move to a
cloud service model more compelling than refreshing their existing
virtual desktop infrastructure.” Gartner, Inc., Predicts
2019: Mobile and Endpoint Technologies
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Silver, Federica Troni, Annette Jump, Nathan Hill, Bryan Taylor, Stephen
Kleynhans, Rob Smith, Dec. 5, 2018.

Fred Whitridge, president of Evergreen Slate Co., Inc., said, “When our
company was searching for a virtual desktop solution for our computer
aided manufacturing systems, we were introduced to Amazon Workspaces.
Provisioning was seamless and complete in less than 30 minutes. We
included FileShadow for Virtual Desktops to easily share, save and
preserve every iteration throughout our workflow of our programmable
logic controller (PLC) design. Having our files and programming tools
accessible through the cloud is a game changer.”

“The seamless integration of FileShadow into HVE technologies gives
clients indexed access to terabytes of data stored within the secure
FileShadow vault and protects the user data by not allowing it to be
stored on end-user devices,” said Joseph O’Daniel, president of HVE Inc.
“FileShadow offers our clients advanced searching capabilities without
requiring them to keep data on instances of their virtual desktops.”

Dave Turcotte, CEO and Chairman of IOXO, said, “IOXO offers Workspace
Technologies as a Service delivering hosted desktops and applications,
and we have been testing the integration of FileShadow for our Virtual
Desktops. The FileShadow/IOXO combined solution solves the challenges
associated with traditional user storage for VDI and DaaS, providing
tremendous flexibility and security when searching for specific content.
FileShadow eases our customers’ migration to virtual environments, and
when integrated with IOXO’s CloudWRX platform, our customers
automatically upgrade to the benefits of FileShadow’s advanced
capabilities and protections for work in process. Our Team has been
working with FileShadow for the past year, and we now include FileShadow
on all IOXO virtual desktops so we can bring these more advanced
functions to our customers.”

The FileShadow Service is free of charge for up to 100 GB of data.
Subscriptions for FileShadow for Virtual Desktops are available for
$25/month for 2TB and each additional terabyte is $10/month.

About FileShadow

FileShadow is a service that aggregates files from multiple cloud
sources, Windows Virtual Desktops, Windows PC and macOS desktops and
Drobo network and direct attached storage (NAS/DAS) devices into one
secure, reliable and searchable cloud vault. Compatible with Amazon
WorkSpaces, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, HVE ConneXions VDI
Solutions, IOXO Workspace Technology, Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop,
and VMWare Horizon, FileShadow for Windows Virtual Desktop delivers thin
provisioned access to the user’s vault.

Using machine learning, FileShadow provides superior indexing and
searching capabilities. With FileShadow, users can quickly find any file
with advanced search features such as file content, OCR of PDFs, GPS
location and image searches. FileShadow is hosted on Google Cloud and
IBM Cloud with storage on IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) and Wasabi’s
Hot Cloud Storage, providing “11 nines” of durability for optimal file
protection. FileShadow supports multiple cloud storage sources,
including Windows PC and macOS desktops (including iCloud Drive files
and iCloud Photos), Drobo NAS/DAS devices*, Adobe Creative Cloud,
Adobe’s Lightroom solutions, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and
OneDrive for Business.

* Supported Drobo NAS products include: 5N, 5N2, B810n; DAS Products
Include: 5C, 5D/5Dt, 5D3 on Windows over USB and the 5C, 5D/5Dt, 5D3, 8D
for Mac.

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FileShadow PR Contact:
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