The Enterprise File Fabric provider secure end user access to the Amazon S3 scalable storage platform (and for Amazon S3 compatible storage).
Amazon provides a development toolkit to enable access to
Amazon S3, and organises data in containers that are called
Buckets. These are not intuitive when working with data.
The File Fabric overlays a POSIX style file system on top of Amazon S3 which
simplifies end user access to Amazon S3.
The File Fabric also enables access from "Cloud Drives" on Mac, Windows and Linux desktops to enable users to access Amazon just as they would a normal network mapped drive. Secure access to Amazon data from iOS, Android, and mobile web is also supported.
User access can be controlled, monitored and logged using the SME governance controls. Amazon S3 is also enhanced with a visual permission wizard, Active Directory / LDAP / SAML integration, full audit logging, GEO restriction, BYOD controls, and PII/ PHI features for real time discovery of sensitive data.
All Amazon S3 regions are supported and other Amazon features can also be managed such as bucket creation, folder creation, reduced redundancy control and also Amazon S3's encryption control.
The File Fabric is offered as a hosted service by Storage Made Easy, on 3rd party infrastructure such as Amazon EC2 (IaaS), or as a software Appliance that can run in a customer’s own data center or on-site.
The Enterprise File Fabric enables companies to leverage their investment in commodity object storage and quickly enable secure on-demand end user access.