Storage Made Easy File Fabric Available From Azure Marketplace

The Enterprise File Fabric from Storage Made Easy (SME) provides access to Azure Files, Azure Blob Storage and can unify other cloud and on-premises storage platforms into a single global file system.

“We’ve seen a huge demand for Azure services in the last 18 months,” Steven Sweeting, Director Product Management at Storage Made Easy said. “With our technology organizations are preserving their existing file-based workflows as they take advantage of Azure cloud economies, consolidating costs and quickly onboarding newly remote workers. We’re thrilled that it’s even easier to onboard the File Fabric too – find us on the Azure Marketplace and click to launch.”

Azure customers are using the File Fabric to take advantage of the high durability, scalability and low cost of Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. Customers are able to securely extend access to end users and existing file-based applications, “significantly reducing” migration costs to the cloud.

“The Enterprise File Fabric platform unifies siloed filesystems and object storage including Azure Files and Azure Blob Storage into a single, easily managed infrastructure,” explains Sweeting. “Organizations want to leverage the Azure cloud for their entire business, not just for archiving data and building cloud-based applications. With the Enterprise File Fabric platform, end users, through desktops and mobile devices, can access Azure storage as they would any network filesystem. Any application that can access a network drive can now take advantage of the high durability, scalability and low cost of Azure cloud storage.

SME explains that Cloud storage can be accessed through a network drive, with LDAP enforced permissions. Similar to a normal network drive, the File Fabric network drive provides web scale access to end users as it uses https web technology rather than using the slow SMB protocol. Users work with the file-based desktop tools and applications they are used to, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams. Organizations can preserve investments in applications and processes as they move to the cloud, significantly reducing migration costs and risk.

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