SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Software startup Cloudtenna today introduced a Global File Search (GFS) solution that, for the first time, provides native desktop integration into Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant and Apple’s Spotlight search feature. Users of these two services can now simply enter queries directly into the Cortana or Spotlight search field and achieve results from not only local machine data but across all Cloudtenna-supported repositories; including on-premises repositories, cloud file storage services like Box and DropBox and hosted/online applications like Slack and Salesforce.

Cloudtenna DirectSearch™ uses machine learning intelligence, natural language processing and automation to address the growing problem of file sprawl with enterprise file search. Through this new integration into Cortana and Spotlight users can now simultaneously search across all collaborative tools available throughout an organization to significantly improve productivity and ensure file version control with results appearing natively within the desktop search.

Users can find files by name, sender, data, file type, keyword, content or other attributes regardless of where it is stored and presents search results in 400-600 milliseconds. DirectSearch learns from relevance, context and user behavior to continuously improve search results and rankings. DirectSearch is an enterprise product designed to maintain stringent enterprise security requirements and does not store user passwords. Future products from Cloudtenna will address advanced file management, analytics, auditing, and e-governance.

“The ability to provide a one-and-done search option for enterprise users cannot be understated,” said Bryan Pham, Cloudtenna CTO. “People have been conditioned too long to either accept less-than-complete results from their searches or expect significant slowdowns in productivity while they perform a more comprehensive search. By adding native integration into the Cortana or Spotlight search functions, Cloudtenna is able to deliver results for files scattered across email, network drives, cloud storage and collaborative apps in addition to local machine data. This significantly improves searchability and collaboration by ensuring that your files are quickly and easily accessible regardless of where they are stored.”

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About Cloudtenna Cloudtenna was founded to bring order to file chaos with a suite of AI-powered applications for file management. Cloudtenna's team has decades of experience in both enterprise infrastructure and cloud file management services at leading companies including Rhapsody Networks, Oxygen Cloud, Symantec, Sun Microsystems, NetApp, EMC,, and VERITAS. The team has developed over 20 successful OEM programs from the ground up. Its executives are complemented by engineers who have made key contributions to the NetApp WAFL and VxFS code bases, among other file systems. Together, the Cloudtenna team is revolutionizing how people work with files inside the enterprise with the next generation of file management, file analytics, auditing, and governance. For more information visit

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