Sports Broadcasting: Arsenal F.C. and the Enterprise File Fabric for Media Solution – Case Study

The Enterprise File Fabric for Media is a specialised version of the File Fabric distinctively aimed at companies who deal with large media assets. It enables companies to securely collaborate with large files, wherever they are stored, in a non proprietary fashion, in addition to being able to move files at high speed.

Arsenal F.C., a globally renowned Premier League Football Club, faced several key challenges relating to their digital media assets portfolio:  

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Sitelink for Site Edge and ROBO (Remote and Branch office) File access

ROBO File ServicesOne of the challenges still facing many companies with more than one office, despite the advent of cloud, is that of local storage residing at each site, with each site needing on demand access to files from remote sites.

A cloud first strategy can potentially overcome this problem but there can often be good reasons that this approach does not work, such as low latency links, very sensitive files, very large files that need to be close to a desktop application etc.

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Using the File Fabric’s SFTP protocol adaptor to work with multi-cloud files from a Linux Console

multi-cloud SFTPSFTP is an acronym for the SSH File Transfer Protocol. SFTP is the preferred option to FTP because it is inherently more secure and is able to piggyback on an SSH connection.

You may have often found yourself on a linux console where you need access to a file that you have stored on Google Drive, an Amazon  S3 or Azure instance, or perhaps you want to transfer a file back from a local file system to one of these accounts. In either case it would be good to be able to do this without installing and setting up additional software.

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Using the Enterprise File Fabric to make S3 or S3 compatible data more secure and easier to securely share

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.

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DocumentSafe – Protecting Sensitive Multi-Cloud Documents

It is not unusual for companies to have a need to share sensitive documents either with employees or external companies / partners. Even if the link sharing is ultra secure, once the document is available outside of the security of the company perimeter all control of the document has vanished.

This is where the Enterprise File Fabric DocumentSafe feature comes in. It provides a way to securely share documents (that may be stored on any on-premises or on-cloud documents storage) that can only be viewed by the intended recipient and are marked in such a way that makes the document traceable.

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Getting started using the Enterprise File Fabric with BlockChain for Secure Governance and Compliance of Company Files

The purpose of this post is to outline how the Enterprise File Fabric can be used with a BlockChain HyperLedger solution to provide guaranteed non tamper audit reports for the corporate file estate.

Blockchain is a distributed databased for maintaining records (called blocks) in which the data in the block cannot be altered retrospectively.  HyperLedger is one of a number of projects that use blockchain at its core and is a specification for how a trusted network should work. In this example we use Fabric but there are others such as Sawtooth Lake, Corda R3 and Iroha.

The Enterprise File Fabric provides a unified multi-cloud content repository for all company data, whether stored on-cloud or on-premises. The solution supports over 60s storage endpoints including object storage such Amazon S3, IBM COS, Google Storage, Microsoft Azure, as well as traditional on-premises storage such as Windows Filers, NAS / SAN, and other more common storage solutions such as Box, DropBox, Office 365 etc.

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