Doug on Data: Delivering the Last Mile of Object Storage to End Users

Object Storage is the way forward for all your storage needs, it’s adaptable meaning it grows with your storage needs, it’s economical, being that you only pay for what you need, but it does also have a number of drawbacks. Object Storage is not easily accessible to end users, and often it lacks auditing controls, which can open your business up to a whole range of problems around security and governance of data.

So what do you do? Struggle on with Block storage that is often increasingly difficult to enlarge when your company grows? Or move to Object storage and struggle to keep control over your data?

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Play with Docker: Docker containers in your browser

Ever read a blog post or story on a Docker project, and wanted to try it immediately without setting up a Docker environment?  Does spinning up a VM and installing Docker take too much time to just play around?  Maybe your Mac or Windows laptop is running low on resource and you don’t want to close what your working on to start the Docker runtime.  Whatever the reason – Time, Resources, Motivation – I’m going to introduce you to my new favorite Docker tool that will eliminate your impediments to learning or experimenting with Docker.

Say Hello to Play-With-Docker  http://play-with-docker.com

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S3 Drive Brings S3 Compatible Storage to the Windows Desktop

drive Amazon S3Object storage gives the enterprise reliable, low-cost storage of essentially unlimited capacity, providing the perfect platform for big data sets, media stores and other high volume use cases.  On its own, though, object storage is a poor fit for end-user use cases such as home directories and departmental shares because it doesn’t integrate with the Windows file system.

To make object storage work for Windows users we created the S3 Drive, a robust, scalable desktop app that turns any S3-compatible storage into a fully functional Windows 7, 8 or 10 filesystem.  You can access the S3 Drive from the Windows command line, from any Windows application and through Windows Explorer just like any other drive on your Windows machine.   Standard Windows features such as copy-paste and drag-and-drop are supported.

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