VMware Octopus hits Apple App Store

VMware has quietly released an app for Octopus, its enterprise cloud file-sharing service. The app, labeled version 1.

VMware has quietly released an app for Octopus, its enterprise cloud file-sharing service.

The app, labeled version 1.0, hit Apple's App Store yesterday. But the release doesn't shed much light on VMware's secretive Project Octopus; the app's four-sentence description is woefully short on details:

Project Octopus enables secure, anywhere access to files from any device. Users can share and collaborate on their files with anyone inside or outside the company.

To use Project Octopus you need credentials from a VMware Octopus deployment. Contact your system administrator for details.

The app listing links to a password-protected support page, available only to members of the Octopus private beta. It also includes four screenshots -- two for iPad and two for iPhone -- that show a Dropbox-like interface for files and folders.

VMware first started talking about Octopus at VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas. The company has said that Octopus is designed to run on a vCloud back end, to give IT more control over cloud file sharing. And the release of the iOS Octopus app likely means that more details on the service as a whole will be coming soon.

As of this morning, there wasn't an Octopus app for Android in the Google Play store.

H/T: Martijn Baecke

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Not a lot of information about it.


It would be very useful if it can be used as a front end for private WebDAVs


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