Early preview of the new AutoCAD Previewer for the File Fabric

AutoCAD-S3We have been working on a new AutoCAD previewer for the Enterprise File Fabric which will be available within a new edition of the solution due for release before the end of April 2021.

This will enable the Web File Manager to preview files stored on remote file storage and object storage (any of the 60+ storage endpoints the File Fabric supports) with the DWG and DXF extension.

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The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #3: QUIC and Fast File Transfer Acceleration. A conversation with Doug Soltesz, Director of Product Solutions of SME.

Having worked in product strategy and product Direction for object storage companies such as Swiftstack and Cloudian, Doug Soltesz is perfectly placed to discuss the forthcoming QUIC protocol standard.

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How to Secure and Simplify End User Access to Amazon S3 Object Storage for Remote Workers

AmazonS3As remote working settles into becoming more and more of a reality for many companies our experience is that many companies wish to facilitate direct end user access to Amazon’s Simple Object Storage, Amazon S3.

The reasons they want to do this are:

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The File Fabric is now supported by Rclone 1.54 release

RCloneWe are pleased to announce that the File Fabric has been added as an Rclone connector in the newly released 1.54  version of Rclone.

Rclone is a free open source command line tool that works across Windows, Mac and Linux to sync and work with remotely stored files.

In concept it is similar to Rsync and Rdiff and if you would like to know more about it you can listen too our recent podcast with the founder of Rclone, Nick Craig-Wood.

The help pages for the File Fabric and Rclone can be found here.

Let’s take a look at Rclone by installing it, in this case on a Linux system via the terminal:

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Unified Multi-Cloud Audit Logging for Unstructured File and Object Data

multi-cloud audit logPandemic-driven increases in work from home initiatives along with incidents such as the recent Solar Winds data breach have increased the security imperative for  data auditing.

Access to structured data is, for the most part, audited via database logs and application audit trails. On the other hand, for access to unstructured data, the fastest growing component of corporate data, there exists little to no unified access logging. This problem is compounded because organizations of even moderate size typically deploy storage across multiple data platforms – on premises NAS and windows filers, cloud applications such as MS OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint and, DropBox, to native cloud data stores as S3, Azure and GCP.

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Solving the ‘Working From Home With Large Files Problem’

lockdown workingThe shift from working from an office to working from home / remotely due to the pandemic looks like it is here to stay for many companies, even post pandemic. End users have had to cope with moving from being always connected via a high speed line to SMB shares to working across consumer broadband from B2B2C file services. Prospects and customers have helped us create a pretty clear picture of the problems this has caused them and below we outline the top three things that we have been told:

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Enterprise File Fabric 2020 Highlights – Remote Working

During 2020  companies have had to adapt to the new-normal situation of employees working remotely.

Access to company data coupled with secure collaboration and compliance monitoring became a key requirement of a companies digital transformation strategy. To strengthen support for this new way of working the Enterprise File Fabric strengthened its core feature set.

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Using WinSCP to sync data to Amazon S3, Azure Blob and other Storage clouds over SFTP

winscpAs pre sales engineers there are often times when we need to enable a prospect or customer to connect to the Enterprise File Fabric based on their specific infrastructure and requirements, often impacted by security and architectural topologies.

Recently I had to enable a customer to be able to synchronise local data from a windows server. Normally I would install the File Fabric’s sync app for Windows but there was a security requirement that meant no new software could be installed on this server, it was locked down.

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