Working with Amazon S3 IAM User Profiles and SME Enterprise File Share and Sync

Amazon S3 FolderAlthough Storage Made Easy supports sophisticated permissions for Amazon S3, AWS provides the ability to setup specific profiles using Amazon IAM (Identity and Account Management).

If you have  existing users setup using Amazon S3 profiles via IAM, in which they have been set specific permissions to access a bucket, for use with SME EFSS you will need to generate a keypair for each user. Continue reading “Working with Amazon S3 IAM User Profiles and SME Enterprise File Share and Sync”

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Editing Office files on iOS and Android from OpenStack and other Object Storage Clouds

More and more companies are turning to Object Storage to handle the growing amounts of structured and unstructured data that is corporately generated and consumed.

As companies move to this new storage paradigm IT is struggling  to not only manage, index, and secure the newly migrated / stored data, but also having difficulty with figuring out how they can expose access to users.

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Top 10 things you should demand from your OpenStack Swift File Sync and Share vendor

OpenStack Swift file sharing

OpenStack Swift is more than an enabler to store large amounts of unstructured data. The massive scalability, geographic dispersion, and REST API Access are a way to achieve some compelling use cases, of which the most popular is undoubtedly file sharing.

In the past Enterprise File Share and Sync has been more traditionally associated with file-based storage platforms but as such storage platforms struggle to scale and don’t naturally lend themselves to be web accessible pairing Enterprise File Share and Sync with object storage solutions such as OpenStack Swift has become much more compelling for enterprises. Not only from an ease of use perspective but also from an ROI perspective.

This post looks at the “must have” features that should be demanded from an OpenStack Swift Enterprise Sync and Share vendor.

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A look at retaining Brand Identity using Storage Made Easy’s File Sync and Share self-service branding

Corporate brand identity management is a key issue for any organisation. Various surveys have indicated that companies who pay special attention to their corporate brand identity  influence employees’ commitment to their organisations, in addition to consolidating their brand identity.

To that end Storage Made Easy has consistently provided a way to brand their Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution, either when used as a federated fabric or as a dedicated solution for storage solutions such as OpenStack.

Lets take a look at some of the ways in which the self service features can be used to self-brand.

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Cloud File Manager Responsive Design Update

Today we pushed out a new update on our Cloud File Manager that changes the design to be a responsive design.

This means that the File Manager will adapt it’s layout depending on the size of the screen it is being view on.

For example here is the File Manager as viewed from a normal desktop web browser

Cloud File Manager

If I resize the desktop window then the File Manager adapts to show less information but for it still to be usable:

Web Cloud File Manager

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Deploying the Storage Made Easy Private Cloud Appliance on Amazon EC2

Amazon EC2 image

This post outlines how to deploy the Storage Made Easy private Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution on Amazon EC2.

Setup

To begin with you will require:

– SME Appliance OVF
– Amazon EC2 API Tools: http://aws.amazon.com/developertools/351

Download the Amazon EC2 API Tools and set them up following the instructions at:

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/CommandLineReference/Welcome.html

Download and un-compress the SME OVF appliance from the link SME provides. Continue reading “Deploying the Storage Made Easy Private Cloud Appliance on Amazon EC2”

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SME iOS Cloud File File Manager app now with Touch-ID, Document Provider & Share extensions

The latest iOS SME client app version 3.13 released on the 25th March has been updated with very useful new features, following is a list of some of the main ones:

— Document Provider —

The new Document Provider feature makes SME Cloud available to other 3rd party apps giving easy access to your SME files.

For example, you can now import a file from a mapped SME Cloud into dropbox as follows:

DropBoxImportS

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Setting up Google Storage Nearline as a Cloud File Server

Google Nearline which enables customers to store data that is long-lived but infrequently accessed. Nearline data has the same durability and comparable availability as Standard storage but with lower storage costs.  You can read the Google Nearline white paper for more details.

At Storage Made Easy we recently announced the support of Google Nearline and the purpose of this post is to step through how to use Google Nearline with the SME solution.

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Installing a Private Enterprise File Share and Sync Appliance on Windows Azure Compute Services

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This blog post is a technical post outlining the steps needed to deploy the Storage Made Easy Cloud Control Gateway and Enterprise File Share and Sync solution on the Azure IaaS compute infrastructure.

Storage Made Easy provides a private enterprise file share and sync solution that can not only be used with Azure Blob Storage Data but which can also be used as a cloud security point to secure other storage points or sync and share solutions, such as Office365 and SharePoint. We call this Cloud Control and you can read more about it here.

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