CloudNAS Overview

Morro Data CloudNAS Solution Feature Summary

3-in-1 File Services

  Access cloud storage with NAS user experience via CacheDrive, Infinite cloud storage capacity for simple scale out
  Store files on the cloud and cache files locally for high performance access and WAN optimization 
A global filesystem on top of Cloud object storage with permissions and access control
  Multiple-site file sync and share, support of file locking and versioning
  Cloud first storage for offsite progressive backup and zero-time instant recovery

Global File System

Cloud File System Master data in cloud and copies or metadata in gateways. 
Gateway cache enables high performance single namespace access to unlimited file system.
Unlimited Storage For both primary and secondary storage.
Cloud First Store all files and metadata in cloud. Eliminate dependencies on local hardware. Choice of Cloud Storage providers.
Storage Pool A pool specifies where and how data is stored and synced. A pool may contain multiple shares.
Shares A network share can have specific user access permissions as well as gateway permissions
Share Type Sync Share
Replicate Share
Archive Share
Global Sync Automatically sync files across gateways, no need for separate VPN or replication.
Replicate Unidirectional File Transfer and cloud backup
Global File Lock Lock Office and other files across gateways, enabling file collaboration across multiple locations.
Disaster Recovery File System metadata sync in minutes for replacement or new gateway for full file access.
File Versioning Version control of 1, 30, 300, or unlimited versions. Restore prior versions for ransomware recovery.
Prefetch Automatic download to destination gateway vs. on-demand download.
Deduplication Redundant files are de-duplicated to save cloud storage and upload bandwidth
Compression Files are compressed to save cloud storage and upload bandwidth
Bandwidth Limiting Control sync window and sync bandwidth on share basis
Share Mapping Shares can be optionally mapped to gateways
Advanced SMB Share Controls Options to enable oplocks and to use Extended Attributes to save streams


Encryption Files are encrypted both in transit and at rest in cloud
Location Based Access File access based on location and on/off premises
Web Access Security File access permission replicated from Samba access

User Management

Users and Groups User and Group access permissions
Active Directory Supports local Microsoft Active Directory and Azure AD. Office 365 for Business can use the same login credentials.
User Permissions Define default guest access and the permission per user/group (read only / read write / no access)
Location Based Permissions File access based on Gateway (location) and on/off premises (read only / read write / no access)
Share Folder Security Manage shared folder’s ownership and access control list

System Interface

NAS Experience Present shares the same as NAS, with unlimited capacity.
Local Network Interface Support SMB protocol version 2.0/2.1/3.0/3.1 working with Windows, Mac, and Linux clients
Client OS Support Windows, MAC OSX, Linux, Major Browser
Web Interface Team Portal for permission-based file access and management 
Upload files and create folders to shares 
Manage file versions, download, rename, copy, move, delete, purge files, create share link for files

Morro Cloud Manager

Gateway Management Globally manage all gateways on MCM
File System Management Globally manage all shares in a Single Namespace
Dashboard Usage analytics and system diagram
Analytics Storage usage, User activities, and Data transfer activities
Role Based Management Business Admin, Global Admin, Regular User
Users and Groups Users, Primary Group, Secondary Groups
Account management User profile 
Morro Account information 
Payment info and real time cloud usage (Admin only)
Logs Event logs by category – team/device/file system/etc. 
Event logs by severity – information/warning/error


ECHO Morro ECHO Dropbox 
Morro ECHO OneDrive
Slack Slack integration for Management Alerts
Morro Audit Audits Morro Data CloudNAS users’ access and activities for compliance and retrospective breach analysis/investigation.
Sharepoint Sync Cloud to Cloud Sync with Microsoft Sharepoint online library


CacheDrive Models Desktop - G40, G80 
Tower – T600 
Rackmount – R1100 
Virtual Machine – V100, V101
Device Information CacheDrive Model number, serial number, firmware version, IP address, UUID and Cache Size
Cloud Caching Files are uploaded to cloud through cache, presenting access window to unlimited file system size
Backup Caching Unlimited backup target through cache
NAS Interface Samba network share interface same as NAS
Deduplication Files are de-duplicated on gateway to save upload bandwidth
Compression Files are compressed on gateway to save upload bandwidth
Encryption Files are encrypted on gateway before upload
Upload Status Monitor upload status, speed, remaining upload and files
Prefetch Status Monitoring prefetch files, status, speed etc.
Advanced Device Option Hostname and SMB version selection
Device Clock Global time zone based Device clock for Time Shift Sync
Device Management Shutdown, reboot, and firmware update from centralized cloud management UI
Green Computing Low power consumption cache design replacing fixed storage NAS or file server

Cloud Storage

Amazon S3 Regions US (Oregon), UK (London), Germany (Frankfurt), Australia, Japan (Tokyo), Singapore, China
Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage US (West), US (East)
Backblaze B2 US

Morro Connect Desktop App

Desktop OS Windows File Explorer 
MAC OSX Finder
Simple Connect Auto start and login for Windows 
Persistent network share connection
Unified Access Access files via Team Portal or Gateway from unified interface