Getting started using the Enterprise File Fabric with BlockChain for Secure Governance and Compliance of Company Files

The purpose of this post is to outline how the Enterprise File Fabric can be used with a BlockChain HyperLedger solution to provide guaranteed non tamper audit reports for the corporate file estate.

Blockchain is a distributed databased for maintaining records (called blocks) in which the data in the block cannot be altered retrospectively.  HyperLedger is one of a number of projects that use blockchain at its core and is a specification for how a trusted network should work. In this example we use Fabric but there are others such as Sawtooth Lake, Corda R3 and Iroha.

The Enterprise File Fabric provides a unified multi-cloud content repository for all company data, whether stored on-cloud or on-premises. The solution supports over 60s storage endpoints including object storage such Amazon S3, IBM COS, Google Storage, Microsoft Azure, as well as traditional on-premises storage such as Windows Filers, NAS / SAN, and other more common storage solutions such as Box, DropBox, Office 365 etc.

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File Fabric Feature Focus – File Sharing Link Security and Governance

One of the challenges that many companies face with regards to Governance and Compliance is that of understanding why shared links were created and shared, something we refer to as Shared Link Contexts.

This is important not only for organisational security but is also effective when  there is a requirement to respond to the ‘why’ data was shared aspect of information compliance.

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File Fabric Feature Focus – CloudZip provides zipped downloads of folders

We recently rolled out a brand new feature that we would like to highlight, called CloudZip.

CloudZip enables users to download zipped copies of their folders in .zip, .tar, or .tar.gz formats.

Ito works for any of the on-premises or on-cloud endpoints that are mapped to a File Fabric Account.

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OpenStack Vancouver Summit 2018 presentation: OpenStack and the GDPR

Below are the slides and the video presentation of the Storage Made Easy OpenStack Vancouver Summit presentation.

We also announced an open source rules repository for PII information. It is available on Github here.

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