Monitoring the Enterprise File Fabric with Prometheus and Grafana

Like any server application, to successfully host and operate the Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™, you have to monitor and maintain your environment.  Together with the latest File Fabric release we are excited to announce the availability of the SME Observe package, that gives you quick relevant stats into your environment. To take advantage of our automatic installer you have to use File Fabric release versions 1705 or 1712, and initially run the SME deployment as an All-in-One, meaning the database runs on the same host as the webserver. Stay tuned for more information on advanced deployment scenarios.

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How to discover PII Data on any local or remote Storage

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), coming into effect May of 2018, 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…

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Updated: Securing the Enterprise File Fabric with Let’s Encrypt Certificates

While the current technology news cycles are being dominated with Meltdown and Spectre, a security flaw in TLS-SNI has invalidated a simple way of securing free certificates from Let’s Encrypt.

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 and instruct existing customers how to switch verification method from TLS-SNI to HTTP based validation.

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