Using Storage Made Easy File Fabric with Exoscale Object Storage

Exoscale is a Swiss-based cloud services platform providing hosting and infrastructure services, including storage, throughout central Europe. This article walks through adding Exoscale object storage to the Enterprise File Fabric. For information on launching the Enterprise File Fabric from on the Exoscale cloud platform itself see Getting Started with Exoscale.

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Customer Case Study: Providing Secure End User Access, Object Storage File Services, Governance and Compliance for a Top Tier Financial Services Firm

A global financial services firm was facing two critical challenges. First, a portfolio risk management application was working off a local server, which was a single point of failure. Secondly, the permission structure implemented was inadequate given the sensitivity of the data.

In our latest case study we show how the adoption of the Enterprise File Fabric provided secure end user File access to Cloudian Hyperstore ObjectStorage whilst maintaining Data Governance and Data Compliance.

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How to monitor The Enterprise File Fabric using SNMP

The Enterprise File Fabric runs on a hardened version of Linux, so many monitoring platforms will have agents that could be installed to gather metrics and details from the appliances, for example take a look at one of my previous blogposts for monitoring using Telegraf/InfuxDB/Grafana:

File Fabric Metrics Monitoring and Visualization using Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf

But what about monitoring using agentless  techniques? Well the most common method for this is using SNMP protocol to have monitoring systems query data from systems. While SNMP isn’t enabled by default, it’s easy enough to get installed.

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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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Early preview of the new AutoCAD Previewer for the File Fabric

AutoCAD-S3We have been working on a new AutoCAD previewer for the Enterprise File Fabric which will be available within a new edition of the solution due for release before the end of April 2021.

This will enable the Web File Manager to preview files stored on remote file storage and object storage (any of the 60+ storage endpoints the File Fabric supports) with the DWG and DXF extension.

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Customer Case Study | Transition to Cloud using Amazon S3 Object Storage.

The start of the pandemic early in 2020 forced most of people working at offices to swap to a working from home situation. Some companies were not fully prepared for this transition, as was the case of Adams Wealth Advisors, New staff working from home created problems for an infrastructure built to support employees working from the office.

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How to Secure and Simplify End User Access to Amazon S3 Object Storage for Remote Workers

AmazonS3As remote working settles into becoming more and more of a reality for many companies our experience is that many companies wish to facilitate direct end user access to Amazon’s Simple Object Storage, Amazon S3.

The reasons they want to do this are:

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The Enterprise Storage Podcast | Storage Masters Episode #2: Investigating Rclone. A conversation with Nick Craig-Wood, developer of the open-source tool Rclone, a command line program to manage cloud storage files.

In the second episode of our podcast series “Storage Masters”  we have focused on the challenges of cloud and object storage integrations and how this can be tackled.

Our guest speaker for the second episode of “Storage Masters” is Nick Craig-Wood, developer of the open-source Rclone, a command line program to manage files on cloud storage.

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Introducing our new podcast: The Enterprise Storage Podcast by Storage Made Easy

We are very excited to announce The Enterprise Storage Podcast is now live!

We are living in a data world, overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Making company’s data easily accessible, wherever it may be stored, is our main claim. Through this podcast you will learn the ins and outs, the nuts and bolts, the tips and tricks to make data management easy.

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Solving the ‘Working From Home With Large Files Problem’

lockdown workingThe shift from working from an office to working from home / remotely due to the pandemic looks like it is here to stay for many companies, even post pandemic. End users have had to cope with moving from being always connected via a high speed line to SMB shares to working across consumer broadband from B2B2C file services. Prospects and customers have helped us create a pretty clear picture of the problems this has caused them and below we outline the top three things that we have been told:

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