In our “The features and benefits of using LucidLink with the Enterprise File Fabric” last blog post we outlined the features and benefit of using LucidLink with the File Fabric. We have made available this integration to the Enterprise File Fabric as a technology preview. The following instructions outline the adding of a File Fabric ‘Filesystem’ Provider connected to one or more filespaces.by
LucidLink is a “Cloud NAS” endpoint delivered as a SaaS solution. The Enterprise File Fabric provides storage aggregation, permissions, auditing, sharing and data movement for over 60+ storage platforms and providers. The combination of LucidLink and the Enterprise File Fabric creates a storage solution which can be considered greater than the sum of its parts. Continue reading “The features and benefits of using LucidLink with the Enterprise File Fabric”by
In the previous article, we discussed setting up a mapped drive letter using Rclone and the SME EFF API. This mount does not persist across reboots. Persisting this mount across reboots for a user or for use on a Windows Server running applications is possible using a service manager. This article will cover setup of NSSM as the service manager.by
Rclone v1.54 now supports the Enterprise File Fabric (EFF) v2006.03 for copying, moving, syncing and listing of files/objects. Did you know Rclone also supports mapping drives in Windows or mounting in OSX/Linux?by
As per per our prior blog post Rclone v1.54 now supports the Enterprise File Fabric (EFF) v2006.03 for copying, moving, syncing and listing of files/objects.
Did you know Rclone also supports mapping drives in Windows or mounting in OSX/Linux?by
Today’s Media and Entertainment workflows can depend on multiple storage types and their associated protocols. Assets might be delivered via an AWS S3 bucket, Dropbox share, Azure Blob container, proprietary file acceleration vendor, FTP, SFTP, or a host of other new technologies. Once delivered an asset needs to navigate Hot, Nearline, and Archival storages while being edited, conformed, transcoded, shared, distributed and broadcasted.
While some software vendors have updates allowing access to some of the cloud based storage protocols, other applications remain stuck exclusively on only internal NFS or CIFS access. When this happens many workflows are downgraded to the lowest common denominator (CIFS/NFS) preventing the use of more cost effective, durable or highly available scale-out storage systems. Alternatively, a CIFS/NFS gateway might be considered to “convert” protocols. However, almost all gateways proprietize data and compromise the cost savings of scale-out storage.
The Enterprise File Fabric speaks multiple protocols/APIs, indexes data in-place and can eliminate workflow headaches without proprietizing the data.by
The Enterprise File Fabric has a number of features that relate to media file workflows. Some of the most recent updates are:
M-Stream® Large file transfer acceleration / Content Extraction / Media Asset Playerby
If you build software and ship as a virtual machine, chances are that building VMware compatible OVAs for customers is a top priority. Storage Made Easy is sharing tricks and tips for the Ansible creation of vCenter compatible OVAs…by
In my previous article I detailed sending datasets to non-AWS S3 object storage. While working on that project I ran into another issue with the aws_s3 ansible module. The lack of a HEAD operation to pull metadata from a bucket or object.by
At Storage Made Easy we work/partner with many Object Storage vendors.
When a project required data automation and the use of an on-premises object storage buckets, I turned to Ansible and our storage partners. However, I found that the aws_s3 module for Ansible wasn’t as friendly and well documented when working with S3 object storage that isn’t either AWS or Ceph.by
Storage Made Easy recommends all traffic to be secured with encryption. This post will help new customers obtain a trusted certificate from the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority utilizing Certbot.by
A number of compliance standards hinge on identifying and protecting Personal Information. This Personal Information can take many forms including Personal Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI).
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the newest compliance standard sweeping the industry. However existing compliance standards such as HIPPA , GLBA and FERPA all require strict controls of personal data. Fines for violating compliance skyrocket with GDPR, so how should Enterprises find and classify existing PII data?
Introducing the PII Scanning and Detection engine for the Enterprise File Fabric…by