Case Study | Music Production and Distribution Company: File Transfer and Collaboration

With old slow systems, awkward, and dependent on FTP and expensive SaaS services, this Music Production and Distribution company was searching for a better way to collaborate with artists, producers, directors, and other players in the industry that were external to the organization. Here’s how the Enterprise File Fabric stepped up their game.

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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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CISO Bulletin: The Added Value of a Unified Storage Security Management Interface.

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.

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Case Study | Transition to Cloud using Amazon S3 Object Storage.

The start of the pandemic early in 2020 forced most of people working at offices to swap to a working from home situation. Some companies were not fully prepared for this transition, as was the case of Adams Wealth Advisors, New staff working from home created problems for an infrastructure built to support employees working from the office.

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Case Study | Collaborating with partners and clients for access to proprietary material in Amazon S3.

Collaborating with external partners and clients in a secure way is a key issue for most companies at the moment. In the case of the company subject to our last case study, they needed fluid access to brand materials for planning, marketing, and sales purposes.

See how the Enterprise File Fabric solved the collaboration challenges of a Global Footwear Firm.

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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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