The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #4: Adapting Business Models over Lockdown.

In this new episode of our series “Storage Masters”, Jim Liddle, CEO of SME, gives an insider talk about the challenges, changes, adaptations and trends that companies have implemented during lockdown when it comes to data and storage management.

 

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Customer Case Study | Facilitating a Single Namespace, Reduced Data Complexity and Improved ROI using multiple Object Storage Solutions.

Miller Castings decided they needed a better system to organize and manage the digital archive while also reducing the cost of storage. See how the company unified their data access and improved their end user workflows with the Enterprise File Fabric.

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Secure Email Sharing is Critical to Maintaining Productivity, Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Workforce

SecureEmailSharingOne of the security and productivity features that the File Fabric ships with is secure link sharing. This feature works with any of the 60+ on-premises and on-cloud storage solutions that the File Fabric supports,  including SMB file style storage and object storage solutions such as Amazon S3, Azure, Google, or other S3 compatible Object Storage such as Cloudian Hyperstore.

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CISO Bulletin: The Added Value of a Unified Storage Security Management Interface.

The File Fabric has many features for safeguarding data and we have published articles describing some of them. The point of this brief post, however, is slightly different.  Here I want to discuss how the philosophy behind the File Fabric is as important as any individual feature for protecting enterprise data access.

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Unified Multi-Cloud Audit Logging for Unstructured File and Object Data

multi-cloud audit logPandemic-driven increases in work from home initiatives along with incidents such as the recent Solar Winds data breach have increased the security imperative for  data auditing.

Access to structured data is, for the most part, audited via database logs and application audit trails. On the other hand, for access to unstructured data, the fastest growing component of corporate data, there exists little to no unified access logging. This problem is compounded because organizations of even moderate size typically deploy storage across multiple data platforms – on premises NAS and windows filers, cloud applications such as MS OneDrive, Google Drive, SharePoint and, DropBox, to native cloud data stores as S3, Azure and GCP.

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Customer Case Study – Data Management and Collaboration for Ceph and File Based Data Storage

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.

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CISO Bulletin: Using the Enterprise File Fabric to Understand Who is Accessing Your Data

Initiatives to deploy the Enterprise File Fabric™ are often driven by infrastructure managers who need a way to give WFH workers frictionless access to the organisation’s on-premises and on-cloud data.  This is great use case for the File Fabric and we endorse it wholeheartedly.  At the same time we think it is also important for the enterprise’s information security professionals to understand the File Fabric’s security features, both so they can ensure that the File Fabric’s configuration aligns with the organisations information risk management standards and also so they can realise operational benefits provided by the File Fabric’s rich security oriented feature set as they go about their work of managing information security risk.

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CISO Bulletin: Companies use of Multi-Cloud is on the Increase

multicloudA new 2020 survey by Flexera highlights the increasing use of multi-cloud services within Companies.

Over 750 SMB’s (Small to Medium Businesses) took part in the survey which was conducted in the first quarter of 2020, in February and March.  Of the respondents  554 where classed as enterprise respondents as opposed to 196 Small to Medium Business respondents. SMB’s were defined as having fewer than 1,000 employees whereas enterprise was defined as having more than 1,000 employees.

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CISO Bulletin: Use Encryption to Continuously Protect Multi-Cloud Data With the Enterprise File Fabric™

As every information security professional knows, constant vigilance is required to ensure that enterprise information is adequately protected. The widespread  adoption of cloud and hybrid infrastructures over the past decade have only amplified the requirement, and today’s demand for remote working at scale brings yet another set of challenges.

If you are working to keep your organization’s information safe under these dynamic conditions, it may be helpful to be familiar with the ways that the Enterprise File Fabric™ can be configured to provide and enforce  strong protection of data through encryption, both in flight and at rest.

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Securely working with multi-cloud data in Microsoft Teams using the File Fabric

Microsoft Teams multi-cloudThis is a follow on from our similar blog post on integrating Slack with the File Fabric.

Microsoft Teams is an alternative to Slack that has gained a lot of traction particularly in the last couple of week because of the need for employees to work from home. We have had several requests of how the File Fabric can be used within Teams and this post outlines how this can be achieved.

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Multi-Cloud Document Collaboration with Secure Shared Links

While the Enterprise File Fabric’s shared team folders are great for organizations collaborating on files within their company, what happens when users want to be able to quickly share documents in a secure manner with people from other organizations?

That’s where the File Fabric Secure File and Folder link sharing comes in. No longer do companies need to leverage other services outside of their own environment for sharing, nor do you need to open up access directly to your storage.

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