How Meltdown and Spectre relate to the Enterprise File Fabric – Patch

A number of critical vulnerabilities have been discovered that affect multiple CPU architectures (CVE-2017-5753CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754).  Our analysis shows this vulnerability does not directly affect the SME File Fabric Server.  As best practice, 3rd party software and direct access to the File Fabric where these exploits could be utilized is not supported or recommended.

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How to use the AWS CLI with almost any Storage

  The Amazon S3 API has become the de-facto standard for object storage API access.  As such, many software products adopt the S3 API first.  The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API endpoint for any storage backend.  This means that non-S3 storage providers such as Dropbox, Azure, Google Drive, OneDrive, Sharepoint and others can now be accessed via the S3 API.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Command Line Interface (CLI) is a command line tool for accessing AWS compatible services.  AWS CLI is one of the most feature rich S3 tools publicly available (Free!!!) .

This article will outline the setup AWS CLI with the SME File Fabric and non-S3 compatible storage providers.

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Introducing M-Stream File Transfer Acceleration

Transferring larger files between storage providers can be painful.  Traditional tools copy one file at a time and do not parallelize data transfers.  Users are frustrated with long wait times and satisfying application use cases become a problem. Storage administrators want to see arrays filling data pipes and hitting vendor throughput claims.

M-Stream, a new feature of the SME Enterprise File Fabric, unlocks the potential in existing Distributed File Systems, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and S3 & Swift API compatible object storage systems. Continue reading “Introducing M-Stream File Transfer Acceleration”

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The Comprehensive Guide to Installing AWS CLI on Windows, Mac or Linux

AWS CLI is a powerful tool from Amazon and it can be used with the Storage Made Easy File Fabric Universal S3 API which we call CloudS3.  The AWS CLI can be installed  on Linux, Windows, or Mac Operating Systems and this guide will step you through how to do that on each of these operating systems.

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Simplifying AWS S3 CLI Usage with Aliases

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API into any on-premises or on-cloud storage whether the storage provider supports the S3 protocol or not.

The AWS CLI is one of the best opensource tools for working with S3 compatible storage.  When working with storage providers other than Amazon, the commands can get lengthy to type.

Simply access with Aliases in Mac, Windows, and Linux

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Mapping Drives with Windows Server & CloudDav

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.

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Play with Docker: Docker containers in your browser

Ever read a blog post or story on a Docker project, and wanted to try it immediately without setting up a Docker environment?  Does spinning up a VM and installing Docker take too much time to just play around?  Maybe your Mac or Windows laptop is running low on resource and you don’t want to close what your working on to start the Docker runtime.  Whatever the reason – Time, Resources, Motivation – I’m going to introduce you to my new favorite Docker tool that will eliminate your impediments to learning or experimenting with Docker.

Say Hello to Play-With-Docker

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