Accellion Extends Managed File Transfer into the Cloud

Accellion-in-the-Cloud available for VMware vCloud and Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platforms

 
February 18, 2009 –

Palo Alto, California – February 18, 2009 — Accellion, Inc. (www.accellion.com) today announced a breakthrough managed file transfer solution for the cloud computing platform. Accellion-in-the-Cloud supports rapid installation and deployment on a choice of the VMware vCloud or Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platforms and provides easy integration and extension of on-premise Accellion deployments.

By extending its managed file transfer solution to the cloud, Accellion is helping companies address the ever-increasing need to securely and efficiently transmit large digital files while offering the associated benefits of cloud computing including instant scalability and the ability to leverage a multi-billion dollar IT infrastructure in the cloud.

“Accellion-in-the-Cloud is the ideal choice for corporations seeking to deploy an enterprise-grade solution for managed file transfer on a solid IT infrastructure with limitless scalability,” said Yorgen Edholm, president and CEO of Accellion. “It requires less capital investment by our customers because they simply pay a subscription and can add or subtract capacity whenever they chose.”

Accellion is uniquely positioned to offer a managed file transfer solution that integrates both on-premise and off-premise deployment options. Accellion’s appliance-based managed file transfer architecture now supports a choice of cloud, virtual and hardware-based appliances which work together seamlessly.

"Combining on premise and off premise in a multi-enterprise or multi-domain scenario is an option that companies will find more desirable as trust and risk become more dynamic," said Gartner Research Director, Frank Kenney.

"The VMware vCloud Initiative offers enterprises the ability to build internal clouds on the industry’s only virtual datacenter operating system, and federate them to a broad partner ecosystem that delivers reliable infrastructure as a service designed for new or existing applications," said Wendy Perilli, director of product marketing, VMware. "Accellion's vision to deliver its managed file transfer solution in formats that can be consumed regardless of location aligns with the needs of users, and the hundreds of vCloud service providers. We see this solution as the beginning of how users will expect to consume applications, and are happy to have Accellion offering this choice to our customers."

Security and Compliance

Once installed Accellion-in-the-Cloud operates identically to on-premise installations of Accellion managed file transfer. In addition to an easy-to-use interface, customers can quickly send and receive files (up to 20 gigabytes in size) in a format that meets the strictest security and privacy requirements. It also offers comprehensive and auditable file tracking and reporting capabilities to help customer’s document conformance with security and compliance requirements.

Availability and Pricing

Accellion-in-the-Cloud is available for immediate deployment. Customers may purchase the Accellion Cloud appliance(s) directly from Accellion and contract hosting fees directly through either Amazon or a VMware vCloud service provider. Alternatively corporations can choose to contract directly with Accellion for a managed Accellion-in-the-Cloud service in which case Accellion manages the installation and ongoing maintenance of the Accellion cloud service for the customer.

Pricing for the cloud appliance starts at $4,000 per year. Additional information about Accellion managed file transfer solutions can be found at www.accellion.com.

About Accellion
Accellion, Inc. is a profitable, well-funded, private company that provides enterprise-class mobile file sharing solutions to enable secure, anytime, anywhere access to information while ensuring enterprise security and compliance. More than 9 million users and 1,600 of the world’s leading corporations and government agencies including Procter & Gamble; Activision; Indiana University Health; Kaiser Permanente; Foley & Mansfield; Lovells; Bridgestone; Ogilvy & Mather; Harvard University; Guinness World Records; US Securities and Exchange Commission; and NASA use Accellion to protect intellectual property, ensure compliance, improve business productivity and reduce IT costs. Accellion file sharing solutions can be deployed on public, private and hybrid cloud environments and provide the ease-of-use business users need while giving the enterprise organization the flexibility, scalability and protection it needs. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650)-485-4300. Follow Accellion’s Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.