Storage Made Easy recommends all traffic to be secured with encryption, as a matter of fact, by default we enforce the user of HTTPS communication. That said the software ships with self-signed certificates, to get you started, and when you first connect you will be greeted by an Invalid Certificate message in most browsers as self-signed is fine for pre-production, setup and testing but real certificates need to be added for production. In this post I will show you how to setup a free of charge, trusted certificate with our product. Let’s Encrypt is the name of the Certificate Authority we will be using, who provide free SSL certificates for 90 days.
We’re pleased to announce the releases of Storage Made Easy Azure Storage Drive and Storage Made Easy Azure Storage Explorer for Microsoft Azure Blob storage. Joining our family of standalone desktop apps, these new drive and explorer releases allow end users to interact with Azure object storage through familiar interfaces.
With high scalability and availability Azure object storage is increasingly a secure and cost-effective choice for hosting corporate documents and files. The challenge is that object storage can be difficult for end users to use particularly given that the object paradigm is different from what users are used to with traditional file and block storage.
Although it is one of more than fifty storage clouds supported by the SME Enterprise File Fabric, Google Drive is not just a storage service. It also provides built-in integration with Google’s Web apps for creating and editing text documents, spreadsheets, slide shows, drawings and maps.
One of our customers, a college in the United States, asked us to look at how they could leverage Google Docs’ application integrations from within Storage Made Easy. In response to this request we implemented two productivity features that allow SME users to integrate Google’s Web based editors into their workflows in novel and useful ways.
Storage Made Easy offers drive tools for Windows, Mac, and Linux. These tools require installation, and are run as a user. What if you wanted to map a drive letter without installing SME tools? Or desired to give a service a UNC path that would connect to even if a user wasn’t logged in?
Most often Windows Server administrators run services that need access to storage when users are not logged in. Alternatively, admins may wish not to install 3rd party tools on Microsoft servers. Whatever the reason, Storage Made Easy has you covered. CloudDav can be used as an alternative to the SME Cloud Drive.