OpenStack Swift Mac Drive Beta Released

<Updated October 6th 2016>

Today at the OpenStack Summit Austin we are releasing the beta version of the Storage Made Easy OpenStack Swift dedicated Drive for Mac Operating Systems (El Capitan and Mavericks supported).

(If you are looking for the Windows version of our dedicated OpenStack Swift drive please see here.)

The drive can be downloaded from here. It also installs and makes use of FUSE for OS X that allows extensions to OS X’s native file handling capabilities via third-party file systems.

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Automatically Archiving CIFS Windows Shares to OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3 and other object storage clouds

Following on from our last post in which we demonstrated how CIFS Windows  shares can be exposed outside of the corporate firewall this blog post will focus on how to Archive CIFS Windows shares to OpenStack Swift.

The SME Enterprise Cloud Appliance allows any primary cloud to be paired with a backup cloud for archive and business continuity purposes.

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Editing files from OpenStack Swift and other Clouds directly from mobile Microsoft Office

We recently released a new version of the Storage Made Easy Android Application, the Android client for the SME Enterprise File Share and Sync Fabric.

One of the new features in the updated App was to provide the ability to View, edit and create Microsoft  Office files directly from the data stores configured for the SME Sync and Share Appliance.

To be able to do this firstly ensure that you have installed the SME Cloud File Manager from the Android App Store.

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Deep Dive on Auto-Provisioning Active Directory or LDAP Users with a Swift Container

The below video is a deep dive on how to setup Active Directory / LDAP for seamless integration from the Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync with a Swift Container.

The deep dive is done against a SwiftStack cluster and it also demonstrate how, as part of the auto-provisioning, data retention and versioning policies can be set to handle corporate data compliance rules.

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A look at retaining Brand Identity using Storage Made Easy’s File Sync and Share self-service branding

Corporate brand identity management is a key issue for any organisation. Various surveys have indicated that companies who pay special attention to their corporate brand identity  influence employees’ commitment to their organisations, in addition to consolidating their brand identity.

To that end Storage Made Easy has consistently provided a way to brand their Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution, either when used as a federated fabric or as a dedicated solution for storage solutions such as OpenStack.

Lets take a look at some of the ways in which the self service features can be used to self-brand.

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