London, United Kingdom – SMEStorage today announced that its unique CloudDav offering has been updated to support WebDav access to DropBox and Google Storage. CloudDav adds a WebDav access layer to any cloud that SMEStorage supports though its Cloud Gateway, even if the underlying Storage Provider does not support WebDav.
This has particular use on mobile platforms such as the iPhone and iPad as many Applications support WebDav access, but not access for certain file clouds. Apple iWork is a good example of this, It supports integrations for editing and saving documents with MobileMe, and WebDav, but nothing else. Using SMEStorage CloudDav users can edit and save documents to not only DropBox and Google Storage, but also over 10 other clouds, including Amazon S3, Microsoft SkyDrive, and Google Docs.
As well as iWork other iPhone/iPad WebDav enabled applications can be used such as Readdle Docs, and Office2 HD. CloudDav is also useful for other mobile platforms such as the Nokia N8 Smartphone which features a native WebDav client on the phone, and this can be used with CloudDav to enable native access to many file clouds.
CloudDav is a onetime $5 purchase for SMEStorage users. Users can register free for single file cloud support directly from the SMEStorage website. Users who purchase or have purchased the iSMEStorage iPhone or iPad Application can send a screenshot of the App login screen with their username to SMEStorage support and have CloudDav enabled free for their account.
SMEStorage provides provide a cloud storage gateway in which file meta-data is synchronised, but all files continue to reside on the original storage platform. In this way SMEStorage can offer value added services and clients to existing cloud storage providers, whilst also providing a single cloud file system which enables files from many different cloud storage providers to be managed in one cloud file tree. SMEStorage provide services to individual users, and also to corporate users via its Organisation ‘FileServer in the Cloud’ platform offering, which combines file sharing, user management and collaboration features. Copyright (C) 2010 SMEStorage. All Rights Reserved.