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Accellion Joins Forces with Microsoft Azure

Posted by Hormazd Romer
Accellion Joins Forces with Microsoft Azure

We recently announced that our private cloud content collaboration platform, kiteworks, is now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

For the uninitiated, Microsoft Azure is an enterprise-grade public cloud platform and infrastructure that offers numerous integrated cloud services including: analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web that enable users to save time, money and storage space when building, deploying and managing enterprise web and mobile applications. Not surprisingly, the Microsoft Azure Marketplace is Microsoft’s online store for thousands of certified, open-source software applications, developer services and data, all pre-configured for Microsoft Azure.

With the availability of kiteworks on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Azure customers all over the world now have access to kiteworks to access and collaborate on files internally and externally from the web, a desktop computer or a mobile device. In turn, Accellion customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.

So what can Azure customers do with kiteworks? The easy answer is: enhance collaboration and employee productivity while achieving and maintaining the highest levels of security and content management.

More specifically, kiteworks provides enterprise users secure VPN-less access to content stored in SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Windows File Shares, OneDrive, Office 365, Documentum, Open Text, Box, and Dropbox, among others. With a universal, single pane of glass view into these and other content systems, kiteworks users can extend these legacy content systems by accessing, editing, sharing and collaborating with internal and external partners on content without having to migrate any of that content to a new platform. The result is a workforce that can collaborate more securely, efficiently and effectively, which in turn makes employees more productive and successful.

The best endorsement for kiteworks and the value it brings to Microsoft Azure comes from none less than Microsoft’s corporate vice president and chief evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer:

We’re excited to offer Accellion and its award winning kiteworks content collaboration platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With kiteworks, Azure customers have the ability to connect and collaborate with content stored on-premises and in the cloud without requiring a VPN solution. Having a single solution that provides universal access to content stored in SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Azure, OneDrive for Business and many other on-premises and cloud content stores improves collaboration and streamlines workflows. With this ease of access and what it means for employee productivity, we see kiteworks enhancing Office 365 and driving adoption and penetration of SharePoint and we're excited about that.

As more enterprise organizations transform into a digital workplace, they will inevitably embrace the cloud and Microsoft Azure and look for ways to collaborate with colleagues. With kiteworks now integrated with Microsoft Azure and available on the Azure Marketplace, Accellion can help more customers extend their existing content systems to enhance their data security and productivity. And that’s something we’re excited about.

To learn more about kiteworks and its many integrations with Microsoft products and services, including Microsoft Azure, please visit our Solutions for Microsoft page.