In our “The features and benefits of using LucidLink with the Enterprise File Fabric” last blog post we outlined the features and benefit of using LucidLink with the File Fabric. We have made available this integration to the Enterprise File Fabric as a technology preview. The following instructions outline the adding of a File Fabric ‘Filesystem’ Provider connected to one or more filespaces.by
With so many employees working from home, organizations are looking for ways to enhance the security of their data, often spread between on-premises and cloud data stores, without compromising employee productivity and to comply with cyber insurance policies that may be, being added or renewed.
For enterprises using the Enterprise File Fabric™ , activating Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is an easy way to enhance access security on resources such as remote SMB/file and Object Storage with minimum disruption for end users.
Exoscale is a Swiss-based cloud services platform providing hosting and infrastructure services, including storage, throughout central Europe. This article walks through adding Exoscale object storage to the Enterprise File Fabric. For information on launching the Enterprise File Fabric from on the Exoscale cloud platform itself see Getting Started with Exoscale.by
Today, almost every aspect of our lives revolves around and is influenced by data. Various entities collect, analyse, and, more importantly, store our personal data, such as our names, home and IP addresses, and credit card numbers. This phenomenon was further confirmed by the 2020 UK Business Data Survey, which showed that 81% of businesses handle digitised personal and non-personal data from employees and customers alike. As these businesses expand, the use of data increases as well.
When a solution is as complete as the Enterprise File Fabric it is difficult to be fully aware of its capabilities and the use cases it is able to help organizations deal with.
In this new technology demo we aim to cover a full overview of the File Fabric.
Many IT teams at medical organisations are looking to modernise their IT infrastructure and manage growing costs by moving to either on-prem cloud, hybrid cloud or multi-cloud.
Cloudian Hyperstore provides a world class object storage solution for these organisations but many are often unsure about how to provide end users access to their data in a safe and secure manner that is able to be fully audited and compliant. That’s where Storage Made Easy’s File Fabric comes in.
The Enterprise File Fabric runs on a hardened version of Linux, so many monitoring platforms will have agents that could be installed to gather metrics and details from the appliances, for example take a look at one of my previous blogposts for monitoring using Telegraf/InfuxDB/Grafana:
But what about monitoring using agentless techniques? Well the most common method for this is using SNMP protocol to have monitoring systems query data from systems. While SNMP isn’t enabled by default, it’s easy enough to get installed.
In this new episode of our series “Storage Masters”, Jim Liddle, CEO of SME, gives an insider talk about the challenges, changes, adaptations and trends that companies have implemented during lockdown when it comes to data and storage management.
One of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports, including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.
In the previous article, we discussed setting up a mapped drive letter using Rclone and the SME EFF API. This mount does not persist across reboots. Persisting this mount across reboots for a user or for use on a Windows Server running applications is possible using a service manager. This article will cover setup of NSSM as the service manager.
The File Fabric has many features for safeguarding data and we have published articles describing some of them. The point of this brief post, however, is slightly different. Here I want to discuss how the philosophy behind the File Fabric is as important as any individual feature for protecting enterprise data access.
Rclone v1.54 now supports the Enterprise File Fabric (EFF) v2006.03 for copying, moving, syncing and listing of files/objects. Did you know Rclone also supports mapping drives in Windows or mounting in OSX/Linux?