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Saran-Entec Chooses Maginatics for Fast and Secure Collaboration Among Distributed Engineering Teams

MCSP Is the Only Cloud Storage Solution That Preserves File Integrity and Ensures Rapid Access for Widely-Distributed Users

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/14 -- Maginatics Inc., an emerging leader in distributed enterprise storage solutions, today announced that Saran-Entec, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company based in Istanbul, Turkey representing a partnership between Saran Holding and Entec group of companies, has deployed the Maginatics Cloud Storage Platform (MCSP) to enable fast, reliable, and secure collaboration among engineering and commercial teams in Greece and Turkey. MCSP enables Saran-Entec to leverage a true cloud file storage system, enabling centralized storage of construction files in the cloud and rapid access to those files from engineers in far-flung locations.

Capitalizing on the experience of Entec, founded in 2007, Saran-Entec specializes in project development, engineering and construction of wind and solar power generating facilities. With operations and construction sites in Turkey and Greece, the company's distributed engineering and construction teams need fast and secure access to project files. However, the Microsoft DFS solution they were using led to colliding versions of files scattered across servers in various locations and critical data loss. The system also lacked centralized management or control and required red large overhead costs. Moreover, the lack of fiber infrastructure in Greece forced Saran-Entec teams to use ADSL and mobile connections, which were too slow for DFS to work properly.

With the Maginatics Virtual Filer, Saran-Entec can store one copy of each file in the cloud, and teams can collaborate as a result of Maginatics' full file locking capabilities with access through Active Directory. Maginatics Endpoint Agent software enables local file caching on each client device with built-in encryption and WAN optimization technology that ensures secure and responsive connections regardless of the communications infrastructure being used.

"We have five to ten engineering teams in the field and at our offices, and they need to collaborate on project files without creating multiple versions that have to be reconciled," said Stefanos Douroudakis, chief operating officer of Saran-Entec. "Maginatics was the only solution we found that eliminated data siloes and provided fast, reliable, and secure access to centrally-shared files for all of our team members, no matter where they were located or which device they were using."

MCSP is the only enterprise-grade cloud storage solution in the market that provides massive scale-out, end-to-end encryption, edge intelligence and mobile optimization, all in a software-only form factor. The innovative architecture of the platform includes the Maginatics Virtual Filer, object storage of the customer's choice, and Maginatics Endpoint Agents for popular smartphone, tablet, laptop, server and virtual machine platforms. This architecture provides numerous advantages including high performance, security, scalability and control throughout the entire system -- in the cloud, on every endpoint and application, and everywhere in between.

"Distributed organizations like Saran-Entec need to provide fast and secure access to files from many different locations with varying WAN capabilities, and the cloud is an ideal way to centralize files for easy remote access," said Kavitha Mariappan, senior director of product marketing for Maginatics. "But to support distributed teams properly, the cloud needs a solution like MCSP, which delivers rapid access to endpoints ranging from mobile and desktop devices to servers and VMs while preserving file integrity through full file locking mechanisms. MCSP unifies distributed workforces with the economics and scalability of the cloud."

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About Maginatics

Maginatics is an emerging leader in distributed enterprise storage solutions. The company's mission is to revolutionize enterprise storage by providing customers with the most elastic and adaptive cloud storage platform on the market. Maginatics delivers a new breed of storage technology natively designed for software-defined data centers and the cloud -- the Maginatics Cloud Storage Platform (MCSP). MCSP is a cutting-edge, cloud-optimized, distributed platform that provides enterprises with an unparalleled solution to manage their growing unstructured data, while enabling agile IT and business growth.

For more information on Maginatics and its differentiated solutions, visit www.maginatics.com.

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