In my previous article I detailed sending datasets to non-AWS S3 object storage. While working on that project I ran into another issue with the aws_s3 ansible module. The lack of a HEAD operation to pull metadata from a bucket or object.by
At Storage Made Easy we work/partner with many Object Storage vendors.
When a project required data automation and the use of an on-premises object storage buckets, I turned to Ansible and our storage partners. However, I found that the aws_s3 module for Ansible wasn’t as friendly and well documented when working with S3 object storage that isn’t either AWS or Ceph.by
Without a doubt Amazon S3 Object Storage is the big gorilla of the storage world. Many companies, large and small, are using it to store data.
One of the challenges of using Amazon S3 has been how to secure it and how to securely share from it. There have been far too many articles with regards to S3 breaches because of mis-configuration which have been well documented, although Amazon have tried to help combat this with its recent announcement regarding public access setting for S3 buckets.
There are those that think that S3 security is flawed by design. The simple purpose of this post is to present ways in which the Enterprise File Fabric helps to make S3 data more secure.by
Object storage platforms, such as Amazon S3 are evolving at a rapid pace. The Amazon S3 API has become a de facto standard alongside other platform like OpenStack Swift and Ceph, and with that progression, it brings us many new features and integrations.by
As Amazon S3 has become more widely used the thorny issue of sharing files has become more of an issue. Sharing files on S3 can be complex and can involve public buckets, IAM Policies and temp URL’s. This complexity has often lead to companies setting buckets to public to enable access which in turn has led to its own issues in terms of breaches or unauthorised access.Continue reading “How To Easily Create Private Password Protected Amazon S3 Links And Folders”by
CloudZip enables users to download zipped copies of their folders in .zip, .tar, or .tar.gz formats.
Ito works for any of the on-premises or on-cloud endpoints that are mapped to a File Fabric Account.
The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API into any on-premises or on-cloud storage whether the storage provider supports the S3 protocol or not.
The AWS CLI is one of the best opensource tools for working with S3 compatible storage. When working with storage providers other than Amazon, the commands can get lengthy to type.
Simply access with Aliases in Mac, Windows, and Linux
We are pleased to announce a new Dicom viewer for the Storage Made Easy File Fabric™.
Dicom images are mostly used in the medical industry and enable viewing of images such as X-rays, MRI’s, CT Scans etc.
The File Fabric Dicom Viewer supports the following transfer syntaxes:
Multi-Cloud is a term that is in vogue now, but Storage Made Easy were one of the very original multi-cloud companies. We have always had a focus on unification of data assets whether on-cloud or on-premise and whether in-storage on in-app.
Having a unified approach to data provides the means in which companies can apply collaboration across data assets in addition to setting common policy for data governance and control to satisfy every increasingly robust compliance regimes.
Today is an exciting day as we announce the General Availability of the next generation of Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric application.
The Storage Made Easy File Fabric™ works with over fifty file and object storage systems, both on-premises and on-cloud. Many of these storage systems offer more than one flavour of storage, and by exposing these variations through the File Fabric™ we have been able to help customers realise additional value from their storage providers, in addition to providing a centralised point of compliance and control of corporate data.
The Enterprise File Fabric can be used for many functional use cases. One of these use cases which we will discuss in this blog post is that of a secure encrypted data room.