Using Rclone with the SME S3 Drive for Perfect Data Migrations

Amazon S3 DriveHere at Storage Made Easy we can quite often get involved in helping a customer clone, or move, their data from one storage provider to another. This is often a one time operation, and we have a number of in-house apps and scripts that we are able to use but today I’d like to discuss a third party free solution called  Rclone.

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The Enterprise File Fabric now includes a GDPR Compliance Healthcheck feature for on-premises and on-cloud data

One of the many reasons organizations have adopted Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric™ solution is that it provides an abundance of features that can help companies with compliance regimes, including European GDPR Compliance.

Options such as encrypting data at rest, requiring secure protocols for data transfers and many others help customers to secure and manage the personal information that they hold in unstructured file data, be that on-cloud or on-premises and whether it is posix type file systems or next generation object storage.

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Object Storage Drive vs. Object Storage Explorer: The Case for Using Both

At Storage Made Easy we are best known for our Enterprise File FabricTM, but we also sell desktop only Drives and dedicated Explorers that make using object storage systems such as S3 and compatibles, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage and OpenStack Swift from the Windows desktop simple.  These desktop tools don’t need or use the File Fabric; you just install them, point them directly at your storage (on-premises or on-cloud) and they are ready for use.

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Preparing for GDPR – A Look at Our Company’s Journey

Like millions of other businesses we spent considerable time and effort ensuring that our internal operations were in compliance with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25 and, equally importantly, that they were positioned to remain in compliance after that date.  Along the way we encountered and resolved – at least to our satisfaction – some challenging questions about what the regulators intended and how we could best comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law.  Here are a few quick observations based on our experience.

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Using Amazon Glacier Storage With The SME File Fabric™

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric™ works with over fifty file and object storage systems, both on-premises and on-cloud. Many of these storage systems offer more than one flavour of storage, and by exposing these variations through the File Fabric™ we have been able to help customers realise additional value from their storage providers, in addition to providing a centralised point of compliance and control of corporate data.

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