What's In A Name (Change)?
Back in January, we announced that we were moving 100% to the cloud. Since retiring NINJA (both the product and the name), we’ve come to really like the name CloudLock. It describes what we do. That’s a good thing.
Earlier this month we annouced that we’ve changed our company’s name from Aprigo to CloudLock. We’ve changed our site from cloudlock.com to cloudlock.com, and have moved our blog as well.
What does that mean to you? Probably nothing. CloudLock for Google Apps is the same app, just without the “by Aprigo” ending.
In an article by Greg Huang at Xconomy, our CEO Gil Zimmermann talked about the “pivot” and the name change. From the article, entitled “From Aprigo to CloudLock: Data Protection Startup Talks Strategy Shift, New Name“:
Do we really need another tech company with “cloud” in its name?
Apparently the answer is yes. But Waltham, MA-based CloudLock offers lessons far beyond the merits of its name. The company, formerly known as Aprigo, has officially changed its product focus as well as its moniker. All told, this is an interesting snapshot of a young tech startup navigating the turbulent field of data storage and security while making some tough decisions about its future.
In another article this morning entitled Aprigo Pivots to the Cloud – Changes Name to CloudLock & Shares Insights, Gregory Gomer from Boston Innovation writes:
If the market is dictating CloudLock’s move, I would say it’s a good one. Moving data storage to the cloud is only starting to show its full potential. Large businesses have been hesitant to make the switch from on-premise data management to cloud storage because of regulation and compliance issues. CloudLock’s product offering now allows clients the control of on premise data with the speed and cost savings of a cloud solution. It is also the only enterprise grade application on the Google app market place that customers can install in seconds.
To sum it up, we’re still the same company dedicated to helping companies protect their data, but now we’re doing it with a name that actually says that.
Case Study: The Academy of Contemporary Music
Once the ACM moved to the cloud for email and collaboration, the IT team quickly realized the cost benefits of using Google Apps for Education. The collaboration suite also provided information sharing benefits, and was quickly adopted throughout the academy.
“We started using Google Docs A LOT and that was fine to begin with,” said Simon Mallindine, IT Manager at the Academy of Contemporary Music. “But when people moved and we closed their accounts, we realized that we also lost their data.”
Facing this operational challenge, Mallindine started looking for a tool that would provide him with the ability to control and manage the ACM’s rapidly growing Google Docs environment....... Read More >
See how the ACM uses CloudLock to monitor and get alerts for sensitive and business critical documents in Google Docs
See Simon Mallandine explain how he uses CloudLock to secure the ACM's Google Docs
CloudLock at Google IO
We’re excited to announce that CloudLock will be in the Developer Sandbox at Google I/O on May 10-11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We’ll be in the Google Apps section. A little bit about the event:
Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content at Google’s largest developer event of the year. Focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies, Google I/O will take place on May 10 and 11 at Moscone West in San Francsico. Developers who aren’t able to attend the event in person can join viewing parties around the world through I/O Extended, or can watch from home through I/O Live.
What will we be talking about? Great question.
Scaling For The Enterprise
Servicing the fast-growing customer base that uses Google Apps (and require the level of protection and analytics CloudLock offers) has required a highly scalable solution from day one. CloudLock’s technology has analyzed domains to produce statistics such as:
- 12.45% of Google Docs are shared with everybody in the domain (all employees in the organization)
- 15.82% of Google Docs are shared with outsiders (partners, contractors, private accounts, other organizations)
- 4.33% of Google Docs are shared publicly (can be accessed by anybody on the internet is some cases)
CloudLock supports the largest corporations (over 20,000 employees) with speed and predictability by leveraging Google App Engine’s elastic scalable platform and doing so at a fraction of the cost compared to similar products. Want to talk about scaling and Google App Engine? Stop by.
Populate Your Developer Domain For Free
Whether you’re running a trial of Google Apps, want to try a new Marketplace App or build a custom application, you’ll want to install the trial on a test or developer domain. But how will you be able to get a real feel for how everything will work in your domain without real users and documents? How will you create test users and documents in your sandbox account?
Well, right now we have a service on the Google Apps Marketplace called “Populate Your Developer Domain Free.” Currently it’s a service we provide free for companies with over 500 employees, but at Google IO, we’ll be releasing an installable app that will populate a Google Apps developer domain.
If you’ll be at the event, make sure to stop by and check us out.
Learn more about us at the Google I/O 2011 Developer Sandbox!
- We populate your test domain w/ test users & docs
- Simulated mass collaboration access rights
- Free for companies w/ over 500 employees
The service is available from the Google Apps Marketplace.
The Power of the Google Apps Marketplace: Our Webinar with Google and Boise State University
In case you missed it, here’s a recording of our webinar, “The Power of the Apps Marketplace: A Webinar with CloudLock and Boise State”.
Read the blog post here.
If you missed last week's product update and would like to see some of the new features just added to CloudLock, make sure to check out our feature tour.