Using Rclone with the SME S3 Drive for Perfect Data Migrations

Amazon S3 DriveHere at Storage Made Easy we can quite often get involved in helping a customer clone, or move, their data from one storage provider to another. This is often a one time operation, and we have a number of in-house apps and scripts that we are able to use but today I’d like to discuss a third party free solution called  Rclone.

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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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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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Simplifying AWS S3 CLI Usage with Aliases

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric provides an S3 compatible API into any on-premises or on-cloud storage whether the storage provider supports the S3 protocol or not.

The AWS CLI is one of the best opensource tools for working with S3 compatible storage.  When working with storage providers other than Amazon, the commands can get lengthy to type.

Simply access with Aliases in Mac, Windows, and Linux

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Using Amazon Glacier Storage With The SME File Fabric™

The Storage Made Easy File Fabric™ works with over fifty file and object storage systems, both on-premises and on-cloud. Many of these storage systems offer more than one flavour of storage, and by exposing these variations through the File Fabric™ we have been able to help customers realise additional value from their storage providers, in addition to providing a centralised point of compliance and control of corporate data.

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