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.
AB-375, California’s new privacy law is now live, having come into effect on January 1st 2020. The CCPA allows anyone who resides in the state to access and obtain copies of data that companies may store on/about them with the right to delete the data as well as opting out of companies selling or monetizing their data.
Companies are required to comply with the CCPA if they comply with any of the following:
SFTP 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.
The File Fabric has two main modes of operation with regard to knowing what files are on a storage provider: cached mode and real-time mode. In cached mode the File Fabric maintains, in its database, metadata about each file on the underlying storage. As files are created, updated and deleted, the changes flow through the File Fabric and the File Fabric updates its metadata accordingly.
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 FabricDocumentSafe 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.
Slack is a cloud-based collaboration tool which many teams and organisations already use as a collaboration hub. The File Fabric is a ‘single pane of glass’ fo unstructured file data, be that on-clodu or on-premises and it makes using, sharing, and accessing these files ultra secure. The File Fabric Slack connector brings together the best collaboration hub with the best File hub !
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.
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.
Multi-Cloud is a term that is in vogue now, but Storage Made Easy were one of the very original multi-cloud companies. We have always had a focus on unification of data assets whether on-cloud or on-premise and whether in-storage on in-app.
Having a unified approach to data provides the means in which companies can apply collaboration across data assets in addition to setting common policy for data governance and control to satisfy every increasingly robust compliance regimes.
Today is an exciting day as we announce the General Availability of the next generation of Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric application.
Despite all the storage services out there, and I include Google Docs, Amazon S3, Box.net, and DropBox, in these, Microsoft SkyDrive takes some beating. For starters you get a whopping 25GB of free storage, and with the recent Office Live integration, you essentially have the ability to create and edit documents.
Just as with Google Docs, we see a lot of business users use SkyDrive as well as individual professionals / consumers. Like the other cloud platforms we support, we add a lot over and above what you get from Microsoft SkyDrive if you use this with the SMEStorage Cloud Platform.
There has not been an App that supported SkyDrive on the iPhone until we released iSMEStorage, and there has not been an App that allowed you to use your 25 GB of file storage on the iPad until we enhanced iSMEStorage to support the iPad. We’ve put together a video demo below so you can see for yourself.
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