Technology—How We Innovate
OUR BELIEFS AND MISSION
At LatticeWork, we believe that everyone has a right to privacy. But too often people give up their privacy in exchange for convenience. While it is true that individuals decide how they make tradeoffs between
convenience and privacy with their digital contents, the prevailing available choices are very binary and unsatisfying. At one end of the spectrum, most cloud solutions focus on convenience but are lacking on privacy protection (the cloud providers can, and many do, see all your active cloud data!). At another end of the spectrum, on-prem data storage on customer owned servers provides the most data
security from prying eyes, but it is also the least convenient in terms of remote access and sharing.
At LatticeWork, we reject this binary tradeoff. We believe users can have much of the best of both worlds by adopting a properly designed hybrid cloud solution. Our Amber Hyrbrid Cloud Service allows every on-prem Amber device to become a cloud connected service for maximum access convenience, while users’ data are still physically stored on the Amber device to maintain maximum privacy protection. It is one of our key
missions to give people their privacy back without losing the convenience they have come to appreciate from the traditional cloud services.
OUR PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGIES
Hybrid cloud technology :
Hybrid cloud has been available for big enterprises for a while. But they are more complicated to operate than either pure on-prem solution or pure cloud solution. Setting one up often requires big tech consultants’ help and maintaining it requires either a seasoned IT team or continued support from the consultants. Enterprise hybrid clouds were implemented more for performance reasons than for everyday convenience. For the regular consumers or for small businesses, the traditional enterprise hybrid cloud is beyond their reach, and not practical at all.
The Amber Hybrid Cloud Service is the first hybrid cloud solution that has a highly automated setup flow and nearly no maintenance
requirements from the user, making it suitable for small businesses and even everyday consumers – people without either in-house or contract IT consultants
In our Amber Hybrid Cloud, every Amber device registers itself to AmberCloud, a purpose-built cloud service run by LatticeWork. To provide cloud convenience for the on-prem/edge Amber devices, we need a cloud service to make every Amber device become cloud connected. The AmberCloud provides route path resolution to anyone with a legitimate access need (eg, as an Amber user, or a cloud user who has received a share link) to the Amber device. Otherwise, the presence of an Amber device is not even known to any other unrelated users, providing the first layer of protection for the Amber devices.
In the Amber Hybrid Cloud, each Amber device maintains its sovereign data domain by controlling its access control permission list. The AmberCloud helps identify the user who attempts to make a data access request. Each Amber device still decides to grant or reject access to the data using its most up-to-date access control permission list stored on the Amber device. We have purposely designed the Amber Hybrid Cloud to have the Amber device rely on as little trust as possible on the AmberCloud, even though we design both sides of the system.
2GB Free Cloud Storage
AmberCloud itself is a full-fledged cloud storage platform. While the primary purpose of Amber Cloud is to service the satellite Amber devices so users can remotely access their data and share anything to any other cloud users, we think people would expect sharing to be a give and take.
Secondary Cloud Backup with Ransomware Protection
In our Amber Hybrid Cloud, every Amber device registers itself to AmberCloud, a purpose-built cloud service run by LatticeWork. To provide cloud convenience for the on-prem/edge Amber devices, we need a cloud service to make every Amber device become cloud connected.
The AmberCloud secondary backup for Amber device will include snapshot service that allows users to see how their data looks like on some previous dates. Aside from allowing selective recovery of user data, it also allows major protection against ransomware attacks.
Amber devices :
Many users own a large collection of media files such as photos, videos, music, etc, that can be difficult to find. Mobile devices have made taking photos and videos very easy and thus simply generate useless filenames that is useless for search purpose.
AI covers a large set of computer algorithms, including Neural Nets, that mimic human intelligence. We utilize AI facial recognition and object recognition algorithms to help users organize their photos collections so they can find their photos easily.
We make smart album suggestions to users on some regular basis and learn from their preference through their interaction with the smart albums, all on the the Amber device (not depending on AmberCloud).
Client Applications for Major OS :
While many other companies make claims that “there is an App for this or that…”, we understand that users have app download fatique, or simply get confused about what to download when they needed to access another functionality of their server.
We utilize AI facial recognition and object recognition algorithms to help users to organize their photos collections so they can find their photos easily.
App Store UI and cloud repository
For users to easily install 3rd party apps, we provide the easy-to-use App Store UI for users to manage the app and remote access capabilities, all throughout proprietary cloud infrastructure.
Client Applications for Major OS – User interface
Unified mobile/desktop application for user to view media files easily in Photos view as well as file explorer view to show all digital files in folder view. Users don’t need to switch between different apps or install new packages to access all
DUE TO ITS ABILITY TO FOSTER A COMMUNITY TO INNOVATE, BUILD, AND SHARE, OPEN SOURCE PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY'S GROWTH AND SUCCESS
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE INTEGRATION
We integrate lots of open-source software in the App Store so users can use them for different purposes. The following is the list of applications grouped in various categories:
BACKUP AND SYNC :
Store securely encrypted backups on cloud storage services
A self-hosted file sync and share solution with high performance and reliability.
A continuous file synchronization
Provides a framework for users to create, change and move documents on a server.
Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store.
Organizes video, music and photos from personal media libraries and streams them to any device.
A home media server
A free and open-source media player software application developed by XBMC Foundation
Allows you to stream your media files
to a renderer device on your
connected home network.