Monitoring the Enterprise File Fabric with Prometheus and Grafana

Like any server application, to successfully host and operate the Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™, you have to monitor and maintain your environment.  Together with the latest File Fabric release we are excited to announce the availability of the SME Observe package, that gives you quick relevant stats into your environment. To take advantage of our automatic installer you have to use File Fabric release versions 1705 or 1712, and initially run the SME deployment as an All-in-One, meaning the database runs on the same host as the webserver. Stay tuned for more information on advanced deployment scenarios.

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How to use the AWS CLI with almost any Storage

  The Amazon S3 API has become the de-facto standard for object storage API access.  As such, many software products adopt the S3 API first.  The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API endpoint for any storage backend.  This means that non-S3 storage providers such as Dropbox, Azure, Google Drive, OneDrive, Sharepoint and others can now be accessed via the S3 API.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Command Line Interface (CLI) is a command line tool for accessing AWS compatible services.  AWS CLI is one of the most feature rich S3 tools publicly available (Free!!!) .

This article will outline the setup AWS CLI with the SME File Fabric and non-S3 compatible storage providers.

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Introducing M-Stream File Transfer Acceleration

Transferring larger files between storage providers can be painful.  Traditional tools copy one file at a time and do not parallelize data transfers.  Users are frustrated with long wait times and satisfying application use cases become a problem. Storage administrators want to see arrays filling data pipes and hitting vendor throughput claims.

M-Stream, a new feature of the SME Enterprise File Fabric, unlocks the potential in existing Distributed File Systems, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and S3 & Swift API compatible object storage systems. Continue reading “Introducing M-Stream File Transfer Acceleration”

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The Comprehensive Guide to Installing AWS CLI on Windows, Mac or Linux

AWS CLI is a powerful tool from Amazon and it can be used with the Storage Made Easy File Fabric Universal S3 API which we call CloudS3.  The AWS CLI can be installed  on Linux, Windows, or Mac Operating Systems and this guide will step you through how to do that on each of these operating systems.

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