Lightboard Video: Elastifile: A Cloud-Native Approach to Managed File Storage Services

Many enterprises are turning to the public cloud to improve the agility, the ease of use and management, and the cost efficiency of their file storage services. However, not all clouds and service experiences were created equal. Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice President of Cloud Solutions and Business Development for Elastifile, joined George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, to discuss Elastifile’s new cloud-native managed file storage services.

The new services complement Elastifile’s cloud-native architecture, including its disaggregation from hardware and its elasticity, with a fully-managed cloud delivery model. This approach enables users to continue using file services the way that they do on-premises, while obtaining the benefits of paying only for the capacity and performance that they actually use while also offloading storage deployment and management to Elastifile. Elastifile deploys storage clusters in the region where they are needed, and the user accesses the storage resources through the protocols, such as NFS and SMB, which they are used to using. Benefits include ease of use, faster time-to-production, greater cost efficiency, and the ability to migrate workflows to public clouds (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure) without application refactoring.

Among Elastifile’s key differentiators are its support for all cloud zones and regions, its ability to replicate and migrate workloads across clouds, its native integration with cloud consoles and billing, and its ability to automatically migrate storage capacity to lower-cost object architectures while still presenting all files transparently to applications using standard file protocols.

Users can try Elastifile’s fully-managed file storage services immediately via Elastifile Cloud File Service on Google Cloud Marketplace or, to learn more about Elastifile products and technology, visit

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Senior Analyst, Krista Macomber produces analyst commentary and contributes to a range of client deliverables including white papers, webinars and videos for Storage Switzerland. She has a decade of experience covering all things storage, data center and cloud infrastructure, including: technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her previous experience includes leading the IT infrastructure practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research, and leading market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

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