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Millions of Files to Gather in New Amazon Cloud Plaza

| October 26, 2014

Enterprise document and collaboration management tools have been described by on premise IT organizations as costly, complex, and requiring constant attention to maintain performance. That’s why personal Email, with all of its limitations, is the most commonly used tool for file sharing.

On July 10 Amazon Web Services announced Amazon Zocalo, the latest addition to their cloud services offering which is a fully-managed, secure, enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities. The main plaza of Mexico City is known to locals as the Zócalo. This was the ceremonial center of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. Just as Zócalo serves as the heart of Mexico City, Amazon Zocalo operates as the central hub of file sharing and collaboration in the cloud. AWS improves collaboration by making it easy for customers to store, share and gather feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, webpages, images, PDFs, or text files. These features are available for customers to access from any device including laptops, Kindles, iPads, and Android tablets.

Zocalo provides users with a central location for documents and files they are reviewing as well as those they are receiving feedback on.  For customers currently using Amazon WorkSpaces, AWS made access to Zocalo easy by integrating it into WorkSpaces.

Zocalo also provides benefits for administrators including security, integration with corporate directory, and low cost. Zocalo encrypts data being stored in transit and at rest. Policies to control sharing and behavior of control users can be set by administrators. Integration with an organization’s existing Active Directory allows end users to use their existing enterprise credentials to access Amazon Zocalo.

The price for Amazon Zocalo runs at $5 per user per month, including 200 GB of storage. If you are an existing WorkSpaces customer Zocalo is free up to 50 GB of storage and $2 per user per month for up to 200 GB.

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