The Storage Made Easy™ Enterprise File Fabric™ solution simplifies data compliance and access with a single pane of control across IBM Cloud Object Storage, on-premises and cloud, and more than 60 other data stores and applications.

Best of breed technology allows organizations to discover sensitive data, apply policies and enforce security controls across all content, wherever it’s stored, however it’s used. A tamper-proof audit trail and real-time event monitoring of events of interest adds oversight that security teams and regulatory bodies require.

Organizations also use the Enterprise File Fabric to enable workgroup collaboration, file sharing and synchronization through a full suite of desktop, mobile and web applications. Employees no longer need third-party tools to work with partners. The solution supports IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) particularly well, enabling end users and legacy applications to interact with object storage through the File Fabric as if it was a regular file system.

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  • Functional details

    1. Simple  governance and access for all your object storage and filesystems
    2. Access IBM COS from desktop and mobile applications as a virtual filesystem
    3. Use object storage for home drives and shared folders
    4. Drag and drop data between different storage silos - migration, backup and tiering
    5. Automated data discovery and classification
    6. Parallel stream uploads and server-to-server transfers of large files
    7. Secure document collaboration for employees and partners
    8. Backup, disaster recovery and ransomware protection using IBM COS Compliance Enabled Vaults
    9. Enterprise File Sync and Share (Corporate file sharing)

  • Business problem

    The​ ​Storage​ ​Made​ ​Easy​ ​File​ ​Fabric​ ​enables​ ​IT​ ​to​ ​regain​ ​control​ ​of​ ​"cloud​ ​data​ ​sprawl"​ ​by unifying​ ​on-premises​ ​and​ ​cloud​ ​storage​ ​into​ ​a​ ​single,​ ​easily​ ​managed,​ ​converged​ ​infrastructure with​ ​policy-based​ ​controls​ ​for​ ​governance,​ ​audit​ ​and​ ​security.

  • Business opportunity

    Organizations​ ​use​ ​the​ ​File​ ​Fabric​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​workgroup​ ​collaboration,​ ​file​ ​sharing​ ​and synchronization​ ​through​ ​a​ ​full​ ​suite​ ​of​ ​desktop,​ ​mobile​ ​and​ ​web​ ​applications.​ ​The​ ​solution supports​ ​software-defined​ ​storage​ ​(SDS)​ ​particularly​ ​well,​ ​enabling​ ​end​ ​users​ ​and​ ​legacy applications​ ​to​ ​interact​ ​with​ ​IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS)​ ​through​ ​the​ ​File​ ​Fabric​ ​as​ ​if​ ​it​ ​was​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​file system.​ ​Businesses​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​monitor,​ ​secure​ ​and​ ​audit​ ​company​ ​and​ ​employee​ ​data​ ​silos​ ​be they​ ​be​ ​on​ ​premise,​ ​on​ ​the​ ​cloud,​ ​in​ ​file​ ​systems,​ ​in​ ​object​ ​storage​ ​or​ ​in​ ​applications.

  • Competitive advantage

    • No lock-in. File names are the same on IBM Cloud Object Storage and on the File Fabric, preserving object to file visibility and access for users.
    • Discovery of PII data. Automatically identify, tag and protect sensitive data.
    • Extensive controls for data security and regulatory governance including EU GDPR.
    • ForeverFile archive, for backup and ransomware protection. End users can quickly and easily restore files.
    • Protocol gateway supports WebDAV, FTP, SFTP into IBM Cloud Object Storage
    • Single namespace across geographic regions.
    • Hybrid and multi-site deployment options.

  • Industries

    Computer Services Industry
    Education Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry

  • Solution areas

       IT Infrastructure and Services
       Research & Collaboration
       Teacher Information and Content Systems
    Media and Entertainment
       Infrastructure Systems and Management
    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Business Operations
          Security and Disaster Recovery
       Digital Media
          Distribute Digital Media
       Product Lifecycle Management
       Surveillance and security
          Data and Information Security
          Governance, Risk and Compliance
       System and data management
          Global Storage Solutions

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

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  • Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

       IBM Cloud

  • Services

    IBM Bluemix Private Cloud (GTS BU)
    IBM Bluemix Private Cloud Local (GTS BU)
    IBM Cloud Object Storage Standard, Regional (GTS BU)
    IBM Cloud Object Storage Standard, Cross Region (GTS BU)
    IBM Cloud Object Storage Vault, Regional (GTS BU)
    IBM Cloud Object Storage Vault, Cross Region (GTS BU)
    IBM Cloud Object Storage Dedicated (GTS BU)

  • Cloud services

    IBM Public Cloud Platform
       Public Cloud PaaS
          IBM Cloud Native Development Subscription for IBM Cloud
       Public Cloud IaaS
          IBM Cloud infrastructure on Cloud BU paper (SL for IBM Channels)

  • Storage devices

    Cloud Storage Systems
       IBM Cloud Object Storage System

Date last modified:    Sep 30, 2019


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