GDPR Checklist for 2021

Today, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around and is influenced by data. Various entities collect, analyse, and, more importantly, store our personal data, such as our names, home and IP addresses, and credit card numbers. This phenomenon was further confirmed by the 2020 UK Business Data Survey, which showed that 81% of businesses handle digitised personal and non-personal data from employees and customers alike. As these businesses expand, the use of data increases as well.

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Technology Demo | The Enterprise File Fabric for Healthcare Organisations w/Cloudian

Many IT teams at medical organisations are looking to modernise their IT infrastructure and manage growing costs by moving to either on-prem cloud, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud.

Cloudian Hyperstore provides a world class object storage solution for these organisations but many are often unsure about how to provide end users access to their data in a safe and secure manner that is able to be fully audited and compliant. That’s where Storage Made Easy’s File Fabric comes in.

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How to monitor The Enterprise File Fabric using SNMP

The Enterprise File Fabric runs on a hardened version of Linux, so many monitoring platforms will have agents that could be installed to gather metrics and details from the appliances, for example take a look at one of my previous blogposts for monitoring using Telegraf/InfuxDB/Grafana:

File Fabric Metrics Monitoring and Visualization using Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf

But what about monitoring using agentless  techniques? Well the most common method for this is using SNMP protocol to have monitoring systems query data from systems. While SNMP isn’t enabled by default, it’s easy enough to get installed.

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The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #4: Adapting Business Models over Lockdown.

In this new episode of our series “Storage Masters”, Jim Liddle, CEO of SME, gives an insider talk about the challenges, changes, adaptations and trends that companies have implemented during lockdown when it comes to data and storage management.

 

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Case Study | Facilitating a Single Namespace, Reduced Data Complexity and Improved ROI using multi cloud Object Storage Solutions.

Miller Castings decided they needed a better system to organize and manage the digital archive while also reducing the cost of storage. See how the company unified their data access and improved their end user workflows with the Enterprise File Fabric.

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Secure Email Sharing is Critical to Maintaining Productivity, Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Workforce

SecureEmailSharingOne of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports,  including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.

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Case Study | Music Production and Distribution Company: File Transfer and Collaboration

With old slow systems, awkward, and dependent on FTP and expensive SaaS services, this Music Production and Distribution company was searching for a better way to collaborate with artists, producers, directors, and other players in the industry that were external to the organization. Here’s how the Enterprise File Fabric stepped up their game.

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Early preview of the new AutoCAD Previewer for the File Fabric

AutoCAD-S3We have been working on a new AutoCAD previewer for the Enterprise File Fabric which will be available within a new edition of the solution due for release before the end of April 2021.

This will enable the Web File Manager to preview files stored on remote file storage and object storage (any of the 60+ storage endpoints the File Fabric supports) with the DWG and DXF extension.

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CISO Bulletin: The Added Value of a Unified Storage Security Management Interface.

The File Fabric has many features for safeguarding data and we have published articles describing some of them. The point of this brief post, however, is slightly different.  Here I want to discuss how the philosophy behind the File Fabric is as important as any individual feature for protecting enterprise data access.

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