Ahhh — the enterprise file sharing space (EFSS), a sector awash with more vendors and more confusion than you can shake a stick at. From the pure-play vendors who are “all-in” in the public cloud (Box and Dropbox), to the vendors who offer EFSS as an adjunct to their core platform (Microsoft and Google) to those who offer a hybrid differentiation (Egnyte and Accellion, for example). What is a customer to do when faced with such choice?

Well, the first thing you do is provide a granular differentiation as a way to separate largely similar vendors from where you stand.

Today’s example is Syncplicity, which has just announced PrivacyRegions, a play which the company believes uniquely combines regional cloud services, policy-driven hybrid cloud storage and a new privacy driven architecture. This design, as Syncplicity sees it, enables E.U.-based enterprises to confine the storage and processing of all their files, metadata and personal information to the E.U. region.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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