Mobile phone users can access Nexsan's Unity storage array, and Nexsan has added web access apps for laptops and desktops.
Unity users can access files on the array via iOS and Android mobile phone apps, and by using browser access on their notebook computers or a desktop one. They can do this anywhere there is internet access.
It is as if the array has a built-in Dropbox/Box facility but without the public cloud exposure and risk.
The facility builds on Nexsan-owning Imation's purchase of Connected Data in October 2015. That gained Imation technology for private cloud file sync and share.
Users don't need to transmit files as email attachments. They create and send secure links via email to files stored on Unity. Active Directory is used for permissions and credentials, and shared folders accessed as read-only or read-write, depending on user permissions.
Unity* users can dispense with using a VPN for file access to the array.
Get more info here. The Unity mobile apps are available now free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The Unity web app is free to any Unity user. For users looking to convert their Nexsan NST system to a Unity private cloud system, Nexsan is offering a limited time promotion for a free software conversion through December 31, 2016. ®
*Nexsan and EMC are in a legal dispute over the Unity name for a storage array, with Nexsan saying it used the name first.