The File Fabric now also supports Google Nearline for on-demand access to Google Nearline data.
Cloud storage can be accessed as a familiar network drive, allowing users to work with data directly with the desktop tools and applications they are used to. Organizations can preserve investments in file-based applications and processes as they move to the cloud, significantly reducing migration costs and risk.
Unlike some other cloud storage solutions, the Enterprise File Fabric does not transcode or change file names or content. The solution is completely open and co-exists with external applications using the same data through native cloud APIs.
The Enterprise File Fabric provides native file sync from Google Cloud Storage to business desktops for Mac, Windows and Linux, and for iOS and Android devices.
The Enterprise File Fabric provides a single point of control for data access, sharing, and governance. Capabilities such as fine-grained access control, the ability to enforce corporate policies directly, and full event auditing are critical for corporate oversight over the public cloud. Policies also support the management and discovery of personal data supporting GDPR, HIPPA and CCPA.
Content discovery provides continuous real-time monitoring of PII data and can be adapted to monitor other types of information. Content search indexes all files to provide a private search capability for corporate data.
The Enterprise File Fabric provides a comprehensive, role and user-based, filesystem authorization management console for administrators to make it easy to manage and delegate access to Google Cloud Storage. Roles can be tied to the corporate directory.
Enable direct end user access whether in the office or working from home.
Full integration and single sign-on with Active Directory.
The Enterprise File Fabric adds an SFTP, FTP, and WebDAV interface to Google Cloud Storage.
M-Stream® file transfer acceleration speeds the upload and download of files into Google Cloud. It does this by splitting files into multiple parallel streams maximizing network bandwidth.
File versioning, locking, trash and virus scanning are provided by File Fabric platform on top of Google Cloud Storage. These are critical capabilities that allow users or IT to recover from accidentally writing over or removing a file. A backup provider seamlessly mirrors all file updates to another region or cloud vendor for security against ransomware and site unavailability.
Google Cloud files can be encrypted using public/private key AES 256-bit encryption in which only the administrator knows the key.
Securely share Google Cloud folders and files with expiration and download limits, password protection, and auditing, configured as for your corporate policy.
Users can find files, folders and media the first time by searching through a single index of all unstructured data. File metadata, content and classification tags are all indexed. Google AI services add transcribed audio and tagged video scenes. Users only see search results they have permission to see.
A standalone drive for Mac and Windows is also available that enables users to mount and interact with Google Cloud Storage as a local disk. Users can browse and open remote files with desktop applications including the Microsoft Office Suite.
A standalone explorer desktop application is also available that allows users to interact with Google Cloud Storage through a familiar file explorer like interface. From the menu, or using drag and drop, users can easily upload, download and delete files and folders. Copying, moving and renaming objects and folders is also supported.