Hybrid moves into the cloud

Hybrid has developed a new file transfer system, Cloudflow Share, initially to satisfy a customer request from Brand Quadergy, a leading European supplier of brand asset management services.

This is based on native PDF technology and is an add-on to Hybrid’s existing Cloudflow workspace. It can link different Cloudflow systems to transfer jobs, files, licences, users, workflows and so on. The new software works with Cloudflow systems that share a database, but also with completely independent Cloudflow systems operating separate databases. This allows the use of lower bandwidth Internet links.

Brand Quardergy was an early user of Hybrid’s Packz and also uses its Cloudflow workspace and Proofscope remote proofing software at multiple sites in Belgium, Germany and Bulgaria but also has facilities in the UK, France and Czech Republic. Erik de Cloe, COO of DSN, a subsidiary of Brand Quardergy, explains that the company had been using self-developed tools triggered by an ERP system to transfer files between sites, adding: “However, we need a more efficient and transparent method of handling data, preferably one that doesn’t require high investment in expensive leased lines.”

De Cloe continues: “We work with high resolution files and Cloudflow Share allows the transfer of only that part of the file which needs updating.” He adds: “Another advantage is the ability to move work easily to a site where there is more capacity and with six sites in Europe this should enable significant improvements in efficiency. The new software can also be used with workflows from other vendors.”




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