Lush uses Storage Made Easy EFSS solution with OpenStack Swift

By on Oct 9, 2013 at 6:02 am

London, United Kingdom – Storage Made Easy today announced that the global cosmetics company Lush has chosen to use its Enterprise File Share and Sync solution, with data stored on OpenStack Swift.

“Lush did a significant market comparison as well as visiting with us in our UK offices and running an initial 3 month trial with 50 people prior to moving forward with the Storage Made Easy Solution” said Jim Liddle Storage Made Easy CEO.

“They then rolled out the solution in stages, by department, first to 150 people and then onto 300 people, and then again onto 500 people. Lush expect to reach more than 1000 users by the time the solution is fully rolled out.”

“Lush is a brand conscious company and the SME solution has been custom branded by Lush as the ‘Lush Cloud’. The level of branding includes the Storage Made Easy Mac and Windows desktop tools which are also custom-branded for Lush. SME makes it very easy for companies to brand the software by providing easy branding configuration.”

The SME cloud file server solution is hosted in the UK on Lush’s preferred service provider infrastructure, Memset, who also provide the back-end data store, Memset Object Storage, which is a customized version of OpenStack Swift “

“The SME Appliance is hosted using XEN although SME also supports VMWARE, KVM or Hyper-V, in fact any OVF compliant hypervisor” continued Liddle.

Richy Baxter-Freeman from Lush International Support comments, “We chose the SME product because of the flexibility the solution offers. It has been very easy to manage large numbers of users and file structures from all areas of the business in over 50 countries. Our staff can access data on the go through their mobile devices, through a standard web-browser or directly using the desktop integration functions. The solution is also flexible in the sense that we are able to manage multiple data sources and most importantly keep our data sources and management of these separate, meaning we can easily move data sources if necessary.”

Liddle finished by saying, “Storage Made Easy is unique in that it unifies files from disparate sources that could be on-cloud or onsite and it provides various control points for that data including full file life-cyle audit and remote file encryption for protection against potential data snooping.”

Storage Made Easy support Mac, Windows and Linux Operating Systems and all major mobile operating systems.

About Lush:
Since being established 18 years ago, Lush Cosmetics has been driven by innovation and its ethics. Creators of pioneering beauty products such as the fizzing bath ballistic, shower jellies, solid shampoo bars and Toothy Tabs solid toothpaste, Lush places emphasis on fresh ingredients like organic fruits and vegetables. Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and supports Fair Trade and Community Trade initiatives.

Lush has been awarded the RSPCA Good Business Award for 2006 and 2007, the 2006 PETA Trailblazer Award for Animal Welfare and the International Fund for Animal Welfare ‘Business of the Year’ award for 2010. In 2012 Lush Cribbs Causeway (Bristol) was the first shop in the UK to be awarded a Gold SKA accreditation.

Co-founders Mark and Mo Constantine were awarded OBEs for services to the beauty industry in the New Years honours list 2010. Lush currently has 856 shops worldwide and are present in 51 countries, with manufacturing sites across the world.

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