What has my CPU usage looked like over the past month? How has my HTTP response time changed after on-boarding a bunch of users? How’s my database volume doing for free space after adding a new provider? These are all questions many File Fabric Customers end up asking themselves, and often have to jump into the command-line to run Linux commands to try to piece that information together.by
We recently announced a new release of the Enterprise File Fabric. Probably one of the most exhaustive updates so far. Focusing on pandemic related feature enhancements on remote working and cybersecurity, and providing a powerful combination of privacy and collaboration that works with a company’s existing file and object data sets.by
The Enterprise File Fabric provides a global file system through which users and applications can transparently access corporate file systems and object storage no matter where they or the storage is located. To provide universal browsing, search, and other services the File Fabric scans and smartly indexes file and object metadata. In this way, no data is copied or replicated, and the metadata is used to build out the high-performance global file system.
Unlike other global file system solutions, the File Fabric does not prevent direct access to the storage – what we call bi-model access. Data can be accessed and updated concurrently through the File Fabric and directly through native file and object-APIs. When objects are updated through native APIs the File Fabric metadata should also be updated to keep indexes and other metadata synchronized.
An earlier blog article outlined three general approaches for keeping metadata up to date, including a specific example using Amazon S3 object notifications. See Using AWS Lambda to Automatically Sync Metadata With S3 Events. This article describes a similar approach we have developed for file systems using the same framework we call Jibe.by
ITRI (Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute), is a world-leading applied technology research institute which is also a key player in autonomous vehicle development.
Its technology combines real-time positioning, mapping technology, machine learning, and a range of sensors to simulate driving and capture test data in real world situations. This process generates massive amounts of data that need to be analyzed quickly and precisely, and here is where the the Storage Made Easy (SME) Enterprise File Fabric comes into play.by
In a recent post about authentication with the Enterprise File Fabric™ I briefly mentioned authorization and committed to a follow-up post on that topic. This post explains how the the File Fabric’s authorization features are used to manage user access to directories and their contents on the storage that is attached to the File Fabric. As we’ll see, the File Fabric can use the groups that are set up in authentication system to create a unified security structure that spans all storage. Additionally, for some resources, the File Fabric can import and use established user authorizations and also allow the storage’s native access controls to govern users read and write actions.by
The Enterprise File Fabric™ has a very good internal authentication system. It uses a strong one way hash function, salts the passwords before it hashes them, and stores the hash values and not the passwords. If the File Fabric was the only asset for which an enterprise required access control, then there would be no need for additional authentication options.by
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™ platform now supports Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage as a first-class storage provider. It’s been one of our most requested storage providers. Many organizations are already using Backblaze for cloud backup and want other data and workflows to take advantage of low cost cloud storage.
This blog walks through setting up a Backblaze B2 provider, highlighting some of the nifty features as well as nuances and recommended settings.by
Probably one of the least known use cases of the Enterprise File Fabric is its implementation within the Healthcare and Genomics industry. The File Fabric is used as part of a healthcare workflow for secure, audited, end user access to genomic information.by
Is it difficult or impossible for all your users to search and access content stored in different locations on different technologies? In our next webinar aimed to creatives within the Media and Entertainment industry, together with Backblaze we will show you how to:by
The File Fabric is deployed in a company’s office or data centre.
Remote working has never been more prevalent than it is now in our society due to Covid-19, and even post pandemic it is clear that some companies will continue with policies for remote working and consolidate real estates and offices.
This post is part of a series of short videos related to the topic of remote working.by
Ransomware is one of the most vexing issues confronting information security professionals. Prevention is difficult, recovery is challenging for legal, ethical and practical reasons and the potential negative impact, in terms of both operations and reputation, can be enormous. So far there is no silver bullet for ransomware but there are ways to facilitate quick and palatable recoveries. The File Fabric’s ForeverFile feature is one such way.by