Metadata is in basic terms, data about other data. We can think of Metadata is similar to an iceberg, on the surface is what is visible ie. the file with basic information such as time, date etc, but beneath the surface is a wealth of valuable data which can make finding and working with certain types of data easier.by
Remote working has never been more prevalent than it is now in our society due to Covid-19, and even post pandemic it is clear that some companies will continue with policies for remote working and consolidate real estates and offices.
This post is part of a series of short videos related to the topic of remote working.by
Covid-19 has shattered the normality we are all used to. Governments and health organisations are scrambling to try and control the virus at present. To prevent the spread of infection, different countries have been restricting movement to cope with the pandemic. The main rule, work from home where you can. Only travel if absolutely necessary. Now more than ever, the importance of remote working is crucial, not only to keep your business from staying afloat, but also to protect your staff, as well as others.
One difficult challenge for companies is enabling employees to have the same experience no matter where they are, whether they are working from home, in the office, or working whilst on-the-go, and irrespective of the operating system they are using, be this Windows or Mac OSX. CloudEdit is one feature of the File Fabric than can enable employees to achieve just this.by
As companies undergo Digital Transformation they increasingly hold more and more sensitive information. Such information can take many forms including, but not limited too, Protected Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI).
Sensitive information such as this can be securely managed by the Enterprise File Fabric™ by combining Content Discovery and Data Automation rules to perform specific actions when new files are added to the File Fabric. The File Fabric facilitates this through the use of metadata. Metadata is data that provides information about other data.by
GDPR is an important aspect of any business, and with the new regulations which came into full force in the UK on May 25th 2018, it can leave you feeling a little daunted at the task of becoming fully GDPR compliant.Continue reading “How to make your storage GDPR compliant – a Webinar with Cloudian and IDG”by
Documentation management is an integral part of any business and it is fundamental part of any business strategy.Continue reading “Upcoming Webinar with Memset and Storage Made Easy – Document Management Strategy”by
Rackspace® Cloud Files provides fast, scaleable and cost-effective object storage for applications, but it isn’t easily accessible for end users. Which is why Storage Made Easy® has released their Cloud Drive for Rackspace.
Slack is a cloud-based collaboration tool which many teams and organisations already use as a collaboration hub. The File Fabric is a ‘single pane of glass’ fo unstructured file data, be that on-clodu or on-premises and it makes using, sharing, and accessing these files ultra secure. The File Fabric Slack connector brings together the best collaboration hub with the best File hub !
Storage Made Easy is attending the Red Hat Summit May 2nd-4th in Boston & the OpenStack Summit May 8th-11th in Boston!
Don’t miss the 50% discount for OpenStack Summit which you’ll find in this post!
We have been very busy here at the UK Storage Made Easy office making sure we have the final preparations in place for these two events!
HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that handles protected health information (PHI) must ensure that strict protocols and protective security measures are adhered to. But maintaining the HIPAA standards of security over electronic information can be difficult especially with outdated storage systems.
Data Governance policies play a key role in all organisations that handle digital information. Ensuring you have strong Data Governance policies is one thing, but how do you implement them? Being unable to implement them properly exposes your company to threats, whether they be internal, or external.
Object Storage is the way forward for all your storage needs, it’s adaptable meaning it grows with your storage needs, it’s economical, being that you only pay for what you need, but it does also have a number of drawbacks. Object Storage is not easily accessible to end users, and often it lacks auditing controls, which can open your business up to a whole range of problems around security and governance of data.
So what do you do? Struggle on with Block storage that is often increasingly difficult to enlarge when your company grows? Or move to Object storage and struggle to keep control over your data?