Storage Made Easy: Providing a business interface for Google Drive™ and Google Storage™

Use Google Drive or Google Storage with the
SME Enterprise File Fabric solution

Storage Made Easy provides a host of features that can be used with Google Drive™ or Google Storage™ data when working the File Fabric Platform.
The 30 minute video demo below provides an overview of the File Fabric solution.

The File Fabric overlays a true hierarchical file system on top of Google Drive™ and Google Storage™ which: gives the real look and feel of a genuine file system, including true Network Drive access to on-demand data.

When used in a team environment the File Fabric enables integration with Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, or alternatively has its own permissioning system to enable granular access permissions and notifications on shared folders for groups of users.

The File Fabric provides additional security and cloud governance for companies using Google Drive or Google Storage including the ability to set file sharing policies and GEO control restrictions, as well as full audit for all events so that current legislation, and future legislation such as GDPR, with regards to files stored on cloud can be satisfied.

The File Fabric solution can also use Google Nearline Storage as an archive backup to Google Drive Data to ensure not only high availability of files, but also business continuity in the event of an outage, or restore in the event of a ransomware attack.

As with companies Google Drive™ may be only one of the file clouds that is used within a company. Administrators can choose to combine Google Drive™ with another Cloud and enable users to see and work with all data from a single file system view.

Manage Your Files

  • New Supports Google Nearline The File Fabric now also supports Google Nearline for on-demand access to Google Nearline data.
  • File System: The File Fabric places a true hierarchical file manager on top of Google files so users can work with data more intuitively - with a file manager interface they are used to.
  • File Names are not changed: Unlike some other solutions the File Fabric does not transcode or change file names. The File Fabric is completely open and does nothing proprietary with files stored on Google Drive or Google Storage.
  • Desktop Network Drives: The File Fabric provides desktop drives for Mac, Windows and Linux that integrate files stored on Google Drive or Storage directly into the business desktop.
  • Cloud Sync: The File Fabric provides native Sync from Google stored data to the business desktop for Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Visual Permissioning: The File Fabric places a true visual permissioning console in the hands of administrators to make it easy to work with files stored on Google infrastructure from a user access control perspective.
  • Active Directory / LDAP / SAML / SSO Integration: Full integration and single sign-on with a variety of IAM solutions.
  • Ubiquitous API Access: The File Fabrid adds an SFTP, FTP, and WebDav interface to Google stored data.
  • File Versioning: Versioning and file locking is built into the File Fabric platform. If the same filename is uploaded to the same folder, the new file will be versioned and visible using our unique visual versioning UI feature.
  • File Event Auditing The File Fabric supports granular file event auditing with associated IP Address. Reports are searchable and obtainable as excel reports or can be output as SysLog format for integration with tools such as Splunk, and important to legislation such as GDPR.
  • Encryption: Google stored data can be stream encrypted using public/private key AES 256 bit encryption in which only the Admin knows the key, protecting sensitive data on-cloud.
  • Advanced Secure File Sharing: Securely share files on Google Drive or Storage with time expiry, password protection, and in addition limit the number of download attempts.
  • GEO Location Recording: The File Fabric can record the location when a file is uploaded and also the endpoint location of where it was stored. This can be important from a regulatory perspective.
  • Classification Tagging: Helps users easily organize and find files.
  • Full File Content Search: Search within content of files stored in Google due to integration with Apache SOLR. Find out more.

Cloud Control Built in

Storage Made Easy makes Enterprise File Share and Sync is built upon its Cloud Control Gateway which provides Information Governance for files and documents.