Filr – Next Generation File Experience NODS demo overview Alex Warmerdam IT Consultant [email protected] External/Outside the Firewall HTTPS Filr Appliance: • Authentication - eDir, AD • FAMT - NCP, CIFS, HTTPS, WebDAV file access • Notification and Search (Comet, Lucene, QuickFinder) • New Social Storage: Leverage existing storage in Novell or Microsoft ecosystems Filr Clients: •Windows 7 & XP, MAC, Android, iPhone, iPad 2 Filr Clients: • Policy Driven • SSO with Novell, Microsoft • FileSpaces - Next Generation F:DRIVE NCP, CIFS, HTTPS access Sharing, Notifications, Search File Sync © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Novell Environments: - NCP, CIFS file access - NSS Filesystem CIFS CIFS, NCP, HTTPS, WebDAV CIFS, NCP “Filr” Architecture Overview Microsoft Env.: - CIFS file access - NTFS Filesystem - 3rd Party NAS CIFS CIFS, NCP Filr Appliance Filr v1 Release Simple appliance install approach • Local Administrator Account / Password • Server Name • Network IP address – DHCP or Manual • Finalize Configuration via the browser 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Cross Platform access Filr v1 Release Users can be enabled from eDirectory or Active Directory environments. Users can access file resources from eDirectory and Active Directory environments. Users can access file resources across multiple eDirectory trees, and Active Directory Domains. Users must exist in each corresponding environment Policies are applied against a Directory Service User, Container: eDirectory or Active Directory 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Filr – Web based Administration Filr v1 Release 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. What are File Spaces Filr v1 Release Next Generation Mapped Drive without the Drive Letter • A UNC path to a NSS Volume, Windows Share, NAS CIFS Share Provides new capabilities to existing Storage • On-the-fly end-user controlled sharing of files and folders • Internal, external users, its like sending an email, right click, share, tweet about it ! Send & receive notifications – Tweet-like messages to users about the files you share and update. Native Habitat: integrated into Device/OS Folder View 6 • Windows File Explorer, Mobile Device Applet view • Windows Library Filr Folder • File Sync with Merged-views between local and Network storage © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. A bit more about File Space Types Filr v1 Release Admin Controlled (FileSpaces) Points to an “existing” NSS volume/folder, Windows NTFS Share, or NAS CIFS Share where data is in use thru standard mapped drives Admin Controlled FS may need to have more restrictive settings for sharing, notifications, and synchronization controls. Filr policy can disable sharing, notifications, and synchronization. Existing Quota settings are honored Basic File Versioning support Personal Ad Hoc (Filr Storage) 7 Points to Free Space Dedicated for Filr File Sharing. Supports NSS, Windows NTFS Shares, or NAS CIFS Shares Users can create their own personal File Spaces for personal and collaborative sharing needs Quota can be set on Users Basic File Versioning support © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Enterprise Controls: File Space Policy Filr v1 Release Location, Display Name, and Type Location: A UNC path to NSS, NTFS Windows Share, or NAS Display Name: appears as a folder under the Neutron Library on the device Type: Admin Controlled, Personal, Ad_Hoc NOTE: Concurrent FileSpace access to eDirectory & Active Directory. You can create a FS Policy pointing to a NSS Volume, and another FS Policy pointing to a NTFS Share. The user (password sync’ed) must exist in environments. Behavior Settings Enable Sharing. External, Internal or Both Enable File Synchronization File Synchronization Filters – based on File/Folder Meta Data Enable Notifications Associations 8 Associations must be selected – eDirectory and Active Directory. Association can be applied to Users, or Containers. © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. What is a “Merged View”: File Spaces Filr v1 Release File Space Policies Control: • File synchronization to a workstation/device • File Sync based on file meta data (access & modification times, size, extension) • User See’s a Merged view between files locally synchronized and files remaining on Server Storage (NSS, NTFS, NAS) CIFS, NCP File Space • Local Filr Managed Library • Folders (File Spaces) display both: Locally synchronized files/folders Server Hosted files/folders – not synch’ed 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. • OES, NetWare NSS Volume/Folder • Windows NTFS Shares • 3rd Party NAS CIFS Shares Filr on Windows 7: Everything in One Place Next Generation Mapped Drives: Access existing Network Shares and NCP Volumes 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Filr on Windows 7: Everything in One Place My personal files: - - 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Users Home Directory on existing server – Novell NetWare, OES, or Windows, & NAS Synchroniztion of Home Folder Filr on Windows 7: Everything in One Place Files/Folders others shared with me: With Comments, Synchronized, Leased Times (share for specified time frame, 1 month, year, etc.) 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Windows 7 Plugin Capabilities Windows File Explorer Integration Features Context Sensitive menu (Filr FileSpaces) Sharing & Notification right-click dialog Favorites shortcut, FileSpace Library TrayApp Notification Area Features Sharing, File Tweeting message pop-ups Search FileSpaces via Windows Native Search Capabilities Personal, Shared, Corporate Wide FileSpace Access Behind the Firewall: Novell NSS volumes via NCP, CIFS Microsoft Network Shares (NTFS) via CIFS HTTPS and WebDAV FileSpace Access Outside the Firewall: 13 HTTPS access to NSS, MS Windows Shares, NAS CIFS Shares © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Filr Android App iOS (iPhone/iPad) will be supported too 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Android and iOS applets Filr v1 Release FileSpace Access HTTPS access to NSS, Windows Shares, NAS CIFS Shares File sync - selective Filr Server proxies access Sharing and File Tweeting Notification Receive, and send sharing notices, and file tweets Search FileSpaces - Personal, Shared, Corporate Wide Android OS Versions v2.2 Froyo iOS versions: 15 iOS v4.2.1 – iPad, iOS v4.3.2 – iPad2: Neutron v1.1 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Users Share Externally Outside the Enterprise 16 • Public – Share files with external users with no file collaboration capability – Similar to emailing a document today with an external party. • Public Trust – Share files with external users, external users authenticate to Filr (openID & Token Auth) and can collaborate on files (based on permissions) • Corporate maintains control over content – allowing files to either remain in corporate storage (tight controls), or allowed to get copied off and used externally (loose controls) © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Novell Filr: Platform and System Specifics • Filr Appliance Deployment platform: VMware virtual appliance – Coming: XEN, Hyper-V, etc. based on customer demand • • • File Server storage targets: NetWare, OES/Linux, Windows Server 2003/8, NAS: NetApp, and EMC Celerra Client-side: Windows 7 & XP, MAC, Browser, Android, iOS (iPad/iPhone Directories: Active Directory, eDirectory – 17 Note: no schema extensions are required © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.