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.by
FileBox is a feature that enables files to be emailed, from any standard email client, directly into any FileBox nominated folder, or shared team folder.by
Lately we’ve been working very closely with RedHat’s Ceph Rados storage and it’s librados API, where we’re seeking an ever closer integration with the backend storage to utilise many of Ceph’s benefits.
However lately, we hit a issue where one of our customers had configured their Pool to be erasure coded. Erasure coding is a form of data protection and data redundancy whereby the original file or object is split up into a number of parts, and distributed across a number of storage nodes, either within the same data-centres or across multiple multiple data-centres and regions.by
We made an announcement on June 23rd about our Technology collaboration with Red Hat. That same week, Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 with enhanced object storage capabilities and improved ease of use.by
One of the 50+ available cloud providers Storage Made Easy supports is Ceph, a distributed object storage based software storage platform. A number of our customers currently use Storage Made Easy to provide file share and sync capabilities to their end users with Ceph as their backend storage.
When integrating with Ceph, SME currently uses its S3 compatible interface through its Rados Gateway (RADOSGW) (see the picture below), which was a perfect fit, since we support a number of clouds that present such interfaces. However, recently, we have begun to evaluate building a connector using Ceph’s lower level APIs through Librados.by