M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 Lifts ECM off the Ground and into the Cloud

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Latest Edition of Cloud-based ECM Solution Supports Hybrid Deployments and Big Data Capacity

M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 represents an important step forward in making enterprise content management accessible to any business.

M-Files Inc., the developer of M-Files flexible enterprise content management (ECM) software and the cloud-based service M-Files Cloud Vault, today announced the immediate availability of M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0, which includes major new enhancements such as unique support for hybrid cloud configurations, single sign-on via Active Directory, improved back-up and recovery capabilities, and 100 TB cloud storage capacity.

M-Files is showcasing M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 during Convergence 2012 at booth #1105. Convergence 2012 is the premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics® customer and partner business community and takes place on March 18 - 21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

M-Files Cloud Vault is the first ECM solution to run natively on Windows Azure, empowering businesses to take advantage of Microsoft’s highly scalable and reliable cloud-based platform and geographically distributed data centers.

"M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 represents an important step forward in making enterprise content management accessible to any business," said Greg Milliken, president of M-Files Inc. "With M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0, companies can leverage the cloud for scalable online storage capacity, robust file sharing capabilities and anytime, anywhere mobile access, without giving up any professional ECM capabilities, such as rich metadata, secure access permissions, version history and workflow. And all this comes without large initial outlays for hardware and software."

Single Sign-on and Hybrid Deployments with Windows Azure Connect
With Windows Azure Connect, M-Files Cloud Vault supports single sign-on through Active Directory via an organization's on-premise domain. The resulting “hybrid” model supports a uniquely flexible computing environment that enables businesses to maintain their investment in on-premise systems, such as ERP and CRM, while utilizing the cloud to improve the way they organize, manage and track important documents and processes -- and do so without significant capital investment and incremental resources to support it.

"The cloud offers businesses new options and flexibility related to deploying technology, but on-premise software solutions still continue to offer important benefits. With M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0, organizations are empowered with the flexibility to get the best of both worlds," added Milliken.

Storage Capacity to Handle "Big Data"
Powered by Azure BLOB (Binary Large Object) Storage, the storage capacity in M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 can scale up to 100TB. This enormous storage volume, combined with M-Files' efficient indexing and file caching capabilities, delivers optimum ECM and document management performance - whether connected to the cloud or working offline.

Physically Distributed Backup Processes and Point-in-Time Recovery
M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 delivers enhancements in business continuity and data availability by ensuring all data is stored on multiple replicated disks. M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 also leverages the new "point-in-time" recovery (PITR) capabilities provided by Windows Azure that enables data recovery back to any time in the past, ensuring that no data is lost due to system failures or undesired modifications or deletions.

Familiar, Fast and Reliable Cloud -- Even When Offline
M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 simplifies access to the cloud with a familiar Windows interface that employees already know and use every day. Moreover, unlike any other system on the market, M-Files delivers access to the cloud with a unique caching capability that provides dramatically improved performance, eliminating the latency often experienced with cloud-based solutions. In fact, even without network or Internet access, users can continue to access M-Files and carry on with their work offline without interruption.

About M-Files Inc.
M-Files Inc. develops M-Files, an award-winning enterprise content management system (ECM) and    M-Files Cloud Vault, which runs on the Windows Azure platform. M-Files is easy to deploy, learn and use, and has enabled thousands of companies and organizations of all sizes in over 90 countries make dramatic gains in efficiency and productivity by improving the way they organize and manage their business documents, information and processes. M-Files is available in 24 languages and is in use at customers such as AstraZeneca, Tupperware, EADS, Flybe Airlines and Parker Hannifin. For more information, visit us at http://www.m-files.com, the M-Files blog, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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