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Sharing Policy

Effective date: Aug 1, 2018

We believe that the fastest way to work is to work collaboratively and built Exabyte to enable comprehensive data sharing enough to facilitate secure and efficient access to data for multiple users.



Each item that we hold in the database (materials, workflows, jobs etc.) we further call "Entity" below.


We have two basic account types: personal and organizational (or "enterprise", used interchangeably). Each user of Exabyte has a personal account and can create organizational accounts in order to collaborate with others. One can consider a personal account as a one-man-organization, where the same user is an owner and admin of the organization. For the sake of simplicity we naturally only expose these for the organizational accounts.


Each Entity has an associated set of permissions that are granted to accounts either directly, or through teams. The following types of permissions are present:

  • read

    Private deployments

    We believe that the permission scheme explained above provides an optimal balance between the flexibility and ability to share the data, and security and confidentiality. For the enterprise accounts further concerned about data security we can suggest a private deployment with one of the following scenarios:

    • on public cloud within an isolated infrastructure within the Exabyte account ("private cluster")
    • on public cloud within an isolated infrastructure under the customer account ("bring-your-own-cloud")
    • on the company-owned private cloud infrastructure ("on-premises")

    We have experience with the first, and have designed the product to support the last two scenarios with an appropriate licensing agreement put in place and some additional work.