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 cloudappliance [2018_01_30 17:23]127.0.0.1 external edit cloudappliance [2018_07_27 12:07]jim 2018_07_27 12:07 jim 2018_07_27 09:41 jim 2018_02_05 21:57 steven [1 What does the SME Cloud Control Appliance provide ?] 2018_01_30 17:23 external edit 2018_07_27 12:07 jim 2018_07_27 09:41 jim 2018_02_05 21:57 steven [1 What does the SME Cloud Control Appliance provide ?] 2018_01_30 17:23 external edit Line 3: Line 3: - ====== Storage Made Easy EFSS Cloud Control Appliance ​====== + ====== Storage Made Easy File Fabric====== \\ \\ - Storage Made Easy provides an On-Premise ​Enterprise File Share and Sync (EFSS) Cloud Control Gateway ​solution that is storage agnostic and can be used either with a single storage back-end or multiple public / private storage systems. In the event of the latter ​SME unifies the view across all access clients and implements a common control and governance policies through the use of its cloud control features.\\ \\ The product is supplied as a software '​appliance'​ that is run inside of a hypervisor and consists of a pre-configured '​hardened'​ operating system (CentOS) and the EFSS Application provided by Storage Made Easy. + Storage Made Easy provides an On-Premises ​Enterprise File Fabric ​solution that is storage agnostic and can be used either with a single storage back-end or multiple public / private storage systems. In the event of the latter ​the File Fabric ​unifies the view across all access clients and implements a common control and governance policies through the use of its cloud control features.\\ \\ The product is supplied as a software '​appliance'​ that is run inside of a hypervisor and consists of a pre-configured '​hardened'​ operating system (CentOS) and the File Fabric ​Application provided by Storage Made Easy. - {{:/​cloudappliance:​steps:​sme_smearch.png}}\\ \\ + {{ :sme_appliance.jpg?600 |}}\\ - The Appliance ​can be provided as an OVF compliant image or as a VMWARE image. Both of these can work with ESXi, XEN, KVM or Hyper-V infrastructures.\\ \\ The purpose of providing the Appliance in a package manner is to simplify delivery and operation of the SME Cloud Control ​Application. Deployment of an Appliance in this manner can also eliminate problems with installation and configuration such as software or driver issues. Users simply download a single file and run and configure the Application. + The File Fabric ​can be provided as an OVF compliant image or as a VMWARE image. Both of these can work with ESXi, XEN, KVM or Hyper-V infrastructures.\\ \\ The purpose of providing the Appliance in a package manner is to simplify delivery and operation of the File Fabric ​Application. Deployment of an Appliance in this manner can also eliminate problems with installation and configuration such as software or driver issues. Users simply download a single file and run and configure the Application. - ===== 1 What does the SME Cloud Control Appliance ​provide ? ===== + ===== 1 What does the File Fabric ​provide ? ===== + {{ ::​sme.enterprise_1_.png?​600 |}}\\ + The File Fabric can be deployed On-Site or on an IaaS infrastructure (ie. Amazon EC2, Azure Cloud, Google Cloud, Rackspace hosted Cloud, Linode, Memset (UK) etc). - {{:/​cloudappliance:​steps:​sme_1_what_does_the_sme_cl.png}} + Specifically it provides a solution to the following issues: - The Storage Made Easy Appliance   can be deployed On-Site or on an IaaS infrastructure (ie. Amazon EC2, RackSpace hosted Cloud, Linode, Memset (UK) etc).\\ \\ Specifically it provides a solution to the following issues:\\ \\ 1. It adds a common control point for all private ​and Cloud Data services\\ 2. It promoted secure joined up file sharing policies across all corporate data\\ 3. It promotes safe storing of data on remote cloud services with public / private key encryption.\\ 4. It provided a unified view into all corporate data and increased productivity with unified search capabilities.\\ \\ It can also be used to satisfy ​common ​use cases such as behind the firewall secure file sharing often referred to as the '​Private DropBox'​ or '​Enterprise'​ DropBox use case.\\ \\ \\ \\ \\ + 1. It adds a common control point for all Private ​and Cloud Data services + 2. It promoted secure joined up secure ​file sharing policies across all corporate data + 3. It promotes safe storing of data on remote cloud services with public / private key encryption. + 4. It provided a unified view into all corporate data and increased productivity with unified search capabilities. + 5. It provides a common ​control point for governance of corporate data. + It can also be used to satisfy common use cases such as behind the firewall secure file sharing often referred to as the '​Private DropBox'​ or '​Enterprise'​ DropBox use case. - ===== 2 Appliance Architecture ===== + ===== 2 File Fabric Architecture ===== - {{:/​cloudappliance:​steps:​sme_2_appliance_architectu.png}} - The SME Cloud Control Appliance is composed of:\\ \\ The core engine which incorporates:​\\ \\ - Security Manager(s)\\ - Audit Manager\\ - Access Control Manager\\ - Sync Engine\\ - Cloud Backup engine\\ \\ The Cloud Control Appliance connects to various clouds on the 'back end' and entry points include:\\ \\ - SME Native Applications\\ - REST / JSON API\\ - WebDav API\\ - FTP / FTPS / SFTP API\\ - S3 API\\ \\ These API's and clients enable entry points to all data irrespective of whether the mapped clouds support such protocols or entry points or not.\\ + {{ ::​sme_cloud_control_appliance.jpg?​600 |}} + The File Fabric is composed of:\\ \\ The core engine which incorporates:​\\ \\ - Security Manager(s)\\ - Audit Manager\\ - Access Control Manager\\ - Sync Engine\\ - Cloud Backup engine\\ \\ The Cloud Control Appliance connects to various clouds on the 'back end' and entry points include:\\ \\ - SME Native Applications\\ - REST / JSON API\\ - WebDav API\\ - FTP / FTPS / SFTP API\\ - S3 API\\ \\ These API's and clients enable entry points to all data irrespective of whether the mapped clouds support such protocols or entry points or not.\\