The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #3: QUIC and Fast File Transfer Acceleration. A conversation with Doug Soltesz, Director of Product Solutions of SME.

Having worked in product strategy and product Direction for object storage companies such as Swiftstack and Cloudian, Doug Soltesz is perfectly placed to discuss the forthcoming QUIC protocol standard.

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How to Secure and Simplify End User Access to Amazon S3 Object Storage for Remote Workers

AmazonS3As remote working settles into becoming more and more of a reality for many companies our experience is that many companies wish to facilitate direct end user access to Amazon’s Simple Object Storage, Amazon S3.

The reasons they want to do this are:

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The File Fabric is now supported by Rclone 1.54 release

RCloneWe are pleased to announce that the File Fabric has been added as an Rclone connector in the newly released 1.54  version of Rclone.

Rclone is a free open source command line tool that works across Windows, Mac and Linux to sync and work with remotely stored files.

In concept it is similar to Rsync and Rdiff and if you would like to know more about it you can listen too our recent podcast with the founder of Rclone, Nick Craig-Wood.

The help pages for the File Fabric and Rclone can be found here.

Let’s take a look at Rclone by installing it, in this case on a Linux system via the terminal:

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Unified Multi-Cloud Audit Logging for Unstructured File and Object Data

multi-cloud audit logPandemic-driven increases in work from home initiatives along with incidents such as the recent Solar Winds data breach have increased the security imperative for  data auditing.

Access to structured data is, for the most part, audited via database logs and application audit trails. On the other hand, for access to unstructured data, the fastest growing component of corporate data, there exists little to no unified access logging. This problem is compounded because organizations of even moderate size typically deploy storage across multiple data platforms – on premises NAS and windows filers, cloud applications such as MS OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint and, DropBox, to native cloud data stores as S3, Azure and GCP.

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The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #2: Investigating Rclone. A conversation with Nick Craig-Wood, developer of the open-source tool Rclone, a command line program to manage cloud storage files.

In the second episode of our podcast series “Storage Masters”  we have focused on the challenges of cloud and object storage integrations and how this can be tackled.

Our guest speaker for the second episode of “Storage Masters” is Nick Craig-Wood, developer of the open-source Rclone, a command line program to manage files on cloud storage.

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Introducing our new podcast: The Enterprise Storage Podcast by Storage Made Easy

We are very excited to announce The Enterprise Storage Podcast is now live!

We are living in a data world, overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Making company’s data easily accessible, wherever it may be stored, is our main claim. Through this podcast you will learn the ins and outs, the nuts and bolts, the tips and tricks to make data management easy.

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How to securely web enable access to CIFS / SMB File Shares

One of the predominant use cases that many companies have is to enable file access to SMB file shares that live behind the corporate firewall , or indeed  are hosted on IaaS infrastructures (such as Amazon FSX or Azure Files), without the need for a VPN and without reconfiguring permissions whilst using Active Directory or LDAP for authentication and also ensuring that data is secure and compliance legislation is satisfied.

This has of course become even more of a requisite during the recent Covid-19 pandemic in which there is a pressing need to enabled. such access for remote workers.

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Accessing files over CIFS/SMB network over VPN using a mobile network is possible but access can be patchy, clients apps limited and it is often extremely slow.

The File Fabric enables this using its built in CIFS / SMB connector. This blog post will step through how to web enable SMB file shares.

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Solving the ‘Working From Home With Large Files Problem’

lockdown workingThe shift from working from an office to working from home / remotely due to the pandemic looks like it is here to stay for many companies, even post pandemic. End users have had to cope with moving from being always connected via a high speed line to SMB shares to working across consumer broadband from B2B2C file services. Prospects and customers have helped us create a pretty clear picture of the problems this has caused them and below we outline the top three things that we have been told:

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