Storage Made Easy updates the Enterprise File Fabric, strengthening Remote Working and Cybersecurity Features for a Company’s Existing File and Object Data.

The new update of the Enterprise File Fabric focuses on pandemic related feature enhancements that strengthen data security and remote working requirements.


London, November 20th 2020 - Storage Made Easy® (SME), announces a new release of the Enterprise File Fabric, which integrates File and Object Storage into a single platform accessible through a global file system.

The release focuses on remote working and cybersecurity, providing a powerful combination of privacy and collaboration that works with a company’s existing file and object data sets.

Highlights of the new release include:

Strengthened Remote Working and Collaboration Capabilities:

  • With more companies having remote employees, the File Fabric’s SMB connector has been updated enabling SMB shares to no longer be restricted by boundaries of the office, facilitating cloud-like working with SMB shares without the need for VPN or VDI. The same technology works with Cloud based file systems such as Amazon FSx or Azure files.
  • Additionally a new feature of the File Fabric, called Jibe, has been introduced. Jibe is a service that is able to monitor data that is added to a company’s file or object data estates directly. As the File Fabric does not lock customers into having to use it directly to access and work with data, Jibe is a mechanism to ensure that the File Fabric metadata is instantly updated as new files or objects are directly added. This enables the File Fabric to analyze new data in near real-time, updating its ‘smart index’ immediately and enforcing security controls which include: taking immediate protective action on exposed PHI / PII data and make the data available to end users and other system workflows.
  • In this release the File Fabric has also been integrated with Microsoft Teams to provide easy in-situ access through Teams for companies that have adopted this tool for remote working and collaboration. This reduces friction and increases productivity for remote Teams that use the File Fabric to access File or Object data and who ‘live in Teams’ during their working day.
  • SiteLink, the File Fabric’s Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) multi-site capabilities have been updated to support multi-site file locking and file transfer acceleration between nodes using our unique M-Stream® File Transfer acceleration feature.

Strengthened Media Capabilities:

  • M-Stream®, the File Fabric’s file transfer acceleration technology, has been enhanced and certified with more file and object providers to offer a fast productivity enhancing experience for remote workers with limited consumer broadband speeds.
  • A brand new, tile-based ‘gallery view’ is now supported in the Web File Manager, inclusive of pan and zoom features, which provides a better experience for photo file assets.
  • The File Fabric now provides on-demand transcoding between a range of video file formats for customers using the File Fabric’s media and entertainment module.

Improved Data Compliance and DLP Capabilities:

  • The File Fabric’s Content Discovery module, which provides smart discovery of PHI / PII data, has been extended to include pre-defined template policies for CCPA and FINRA. The template policies are automatically applied to documents in real-time, on upload by end users. The templates help enable automatic detection of personal information and protecting sensitive information wherever it is stored. Policies are extendable and companies can easily create their own templates as appertains to their own business domain.

Performance Improvements:

  • As with every release, the File Fabric’s indexing and API performance has been vastly improved enabling file and object estates with billions of files to be accessed and managed from the File Fabric.

Connectors:

  • Storage Made Easy was one of the official Backblaze launch partners connector. The new release supports B2 Cloud Storage as a destination for S3 compatible workflows.
  • As Amazon have rolled out new Amazon S3 Regions, these have been added as supported regions to the File Fabric’s S3 Connector. Specifically three new Amazon S3 regions have been added: Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) - ap-northeast-3, Europe (Stockholm) - eu-north-1, Middle East (Bahrain) - me-south-1.

Todd Dughman, Director of Information Technology at TNP, said: "The File Fabric from Storage Made Easy enabled us to have web scale remote access to our Nasuni SMB file shares, inclusive of Microsoft Teams support. This enabled us to retire a secondary remote access file sharing solution we were using from Egnyte".

Jacob Moss, Music Tech Assistant at Sparks & Shadows, said: “The final catalyst that justified the company moving forward with SME was the quality of support. It has been great; they respond very quickly. Overall, the File Fabric has been terrific for our business. Not only did it provide everything we needed, but we realized we could do things we would love to have done but didn’t imagine we could do”.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said: “In today’s complex work environment, with many companies having employees that work from home, who have SMB file or object storage workflow requirements, the File Fabric can provide a single pane of glass for compliance, security, and employee productivity.”

Find more information and see the full list of new and improved features here.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)

Storage Made Easy’s Enterprise File Fabric™ integrates file and object data into one single platform through a unified file system that works with on-premises and on-cloud data storage assets.

End users, whether local or remote, are able to access the unified file system using web scale protocols and clients that bridge desktop and cloud, but which provide familiar workflows to end users.

Cloud-like economics are provided across a company's entire storage portfolio, unlocking the benefits and cost-efficiency of its data assets whilst providing strict controls and governance for legislative compliance, such as GDPR and CCPA, and addressing security concerns such as ransomware attacks.

The platform’s unique File Transfer acceleration technology M-Stream®, speeds up the transfer of files from desktop to storage, storage to desktop or even public cloud to public cloud, enhancing user productivity and providing ROI on latency sensitive workflows.

The company is backed by Moore Strategic Ventures, LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon, in addition to other private shareholders including London-based entrepreneurs who previously successfully exited their businesses to larger industry peers.

Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

Follow us on Twitter @SMEStorage and @storagemadeeasy and visit us at StorageMadeEasy.com to learn more.

Quotes

Todd Dughman, Director of Information Technology at TNP, said: "The File Fabric from Storage Made Easy enabled us to have web scale remote access to our Nasuni SMB file shares, inclusive of Microsoft Teams support. This enabled us to retire a secondary remote access file sharing solution we were using from Egnyte".

Jacob Moss, Music Tech Assistant at Sparks & Shadows, said: “The final catalyst that justified the company moving forward with SME was the quality of support. It has been great; they respond very quickly. Overall, the File Fabric has been terrific for our business. Not only did it provide everything we needed, but we realized we could do things we would love to have done but didn’t imagine we could do”.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said: “In today’s complex work environment, with many companies having employees that work from home, who have SMB file or object storage workflow requirements, the File Fabric can provide a single pane of glass for compliance, security, and employee productivity.”