New open-source file browser promises to locate docs scattered across clouds

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Credit: Cloud Elements

If your company has files sitting in Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and other repositories, welcome to the club! Oh, and you might want to take a look at Filebrowser.io technology just open-sourced by Cloud Elements.

This freebie promises to enable workers to search across lots of these data repositories, without leaving their applications — provided, of course, they’re also using [company]Cloud Elements'[/company] API hub as well.

The browser incorporates Apache Lucene and Elasticsearch to furnish the search goodies here, said Mark Geene, Cloud Elements CEO and co-founder.

Cloud Elements is one of a flock of new companies like Zapier and Azuqua, seeking to provide easy API access to an array of services, although unlike those two startups it’s focused on document repositories not a wide array of web applications.  It also competes with more traditional enterprise service bus or ESB companies such as [company]MuleSoft[/company], [company]Boomi[/company] (now owned by Dell) and CastIron, now part of [company]IBM[/company].

Given how popular Dropbox’s consumer-oriented storage has become — many employees use it with or without corporate sanction — a tool that offers a unified view and search into all repositories would be a plus if it works as advertised. Of course, it’s also a way to encourage more companies to use Cloud Elements’ hub and pay for the use of its API and associated services. Cloud Elements screen

 

 

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Eamon Walsh

This could indeed be a very fruitful service if implemented right. however, given the recent security breaches, iCloud celeb debacle, people would do well to implement a solid cloud service provider (more about choosing them well, here: goo.gl/d09Wji) with specific focus on security lest they end up with a bloody trail .. esp with their secure files.

Eamon Walsh

This could indeed be a very fruitful service if implemented right. however, given the recent security breaches, iCloud celeb debacle, people would do well to implement a solid cloud service provider (more about choosing them well, here: goo.gl/d09Wji) with specific focus on security lest they end up with a bloody trail ..

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