Using the Enterprise File Fabric to make S3 or S3 compatible data more secure and easier to securely share

Without a doubt Amazon S3 Object Storage is the big gorilla of the storage world. Many companies, large and small, are using it to store data.

One of the challenges of using Amazon S3 has been how to secure it and how to securely share from it. There have been far too many articles with regards to S3 breaches because of mis-configuration which have been well documented, although Amazon have tried to help combat this with its recent announcement regarding public access setting for S3 buckets.

There are those that think that S3 security is flawed by design.  The simple purpose of this post is to present ways in which the Enterprise File Fabric helps to make S3 data more secure.

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Case Study: Accelerating File Transfers from Tier 1 Storage to Tier 2 Object Storage

This user case study focuses on a top tier Media company which has grown from a small digital distribution company in Los Angeles to a global media services, distribution, and software solutions company, aggregating and delivering film and television digital assets on behalf of major studios, broadcasters and streaming providers to more than 600 platforms around the world.

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The Enterprise File Fabric now includes a GDPR Compliance Healthcheck feature for on-premises and on-cloud data

One of the many reasons organizations have adopted Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric™ solution is that it provides an abundance of features that can help companies with compliance regimes, including European GDPR Compliance.

Options such as encrypting data at rest, requiring secure protocols for data transfers and many others help customers to secure and manage the personal information that they hold in unstructured file data, be that on-cloud or on-premises and whether it is posix type file systems or next generation object storage.

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Accelerating Media Assets Transfer for OpenStack Swift and S3 compatible Object Storage

During the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, James Norman, Engineering Manager at SME, presented a live demo on:

How to transfer assets between storage tiers quickly and efficiently?

How to archive data onto Object as part of our existing workflows?

How to distribute content stored on Object Storage securely? 

The official videos from the event have not been posted yet but you can catch a video from James presenting this below:

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File Fabric Feature Focus – CloudZip provides zipped downloads of folders

We recently rolled out a brand new feature that we would like to highlight, called CloudZip.

CloudZip enables users to download zipped copies of their folders in .zip, .tar, or .tar.gz formats.

Ito works for any of the on-premises or on-cloud endpoints that are mapped to a File Fabric Account.

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