How It Works – Nasuni By Connor Fee on February 28, 2012 “We found that from a functionality and performance standpoint, the Nasuni Storage Controller (Filer) was better than our current infrastructure. At first, I had a hard time believing a storage solution that securely incorporated the cloud could match the performance of a local NAS.” – Matt Donehoo, Director of IT At the heart of the Nasuni offering is our on-premises storage controller, the Nasuni Filer, which provides both the point of control and access for shared storage in Nasuni deployments. Available through a variety of protocols (CIFS/NFS/iSCSI/HTTPS), the Nasuni storage controller delivers storage capacity for NAS or SAN workloads and will support files, databases, and even VM storage – it’s the perfect storage solution for remote and branch offices.
Oxygen Cloud Emerges as Cloud Storage Broker, Delivers Native De SOURCE: Oxygen Cloud June 24, 2010 09:05 ET NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) - New enterprise collaboration player and cloud storage broker Oxygen Cloud today announced the debut of its secure virtual file system platform, featuring native desktop collaboration and cloud storage for business users, which it is demoing at the Structure Conference in San Francisco. Native Desktop Collaboration Oxygen Cloud challenges the currently dominant web-based collaboration model, allowing users to instead work on shared files using native applications and make real-time activity stream updates -- without ever having to leave their desktops. Hybrid Cloud Storage Broker Oxygen Cloud also provides direct desktop access to data stored in the cloud, allowing companies to securely centralize their data, while still ensuring file access by authorized users from any device, in any location. Oxygen Cloud's public beta will be available for download later this summer.
Atmos - Cloud Storage, Cloud Services EMC Atmos provides the essential building blocks to implement a private, public, or hybrid cloud storage environment. EMC Atmos Capabilities Deployment Options EMC Atmos Cloud Storage Platform Integrated software on purpose-built hardware to store, manage, and protect globally distributed, unstructured content at scale. EMC Atmos Virtual Edition Software-only version of Atmos cloud storage for existing or new VMware-certified storage environments. Add-on Software EMC Atmos Cloud Delivery Platform Provides customizable portal software to manage and deliver storage-as-a-service. EMC Atmos GeoDrive Enables Microsoft Windows and Linux users instant access to an Atmos cloud.
HP CloudDrive - Enjoy your media and documents from every device Sepaton Ships Storage Pooling Appliance for Cloud Services - Data Storage from eWeek Sepaton on June 28 introduced a feature it calls "storage pooling" in a new version of its data storage and protection appliance aimed at cloud computing service providers. Pooling is an approach to storage virtualization that delineates specific areas of the storage system to be dedicated to specific data flows, in order to enable more efficient multitenant service deployments. Virtualized storage systems break files into chunks of data that are dispersed into numerous data center or storage locations, and reassemble them on demand. "Storage pooling can be set up as to disk type, where capacity can be in either 1TB or 2TB drives in separate pools, " Sepaton Marketing Director Jay Kramer told eWEEK. WORM storage allows information to be written to storage media a single time, preventing the user from accidentally or intentionally altering or erasing the data. Sepaton 5.4 is available now and is available as a no-charge software upgrade for current customers.
Soonr - Welcome How Cloud Storage Works" Comedian George Carlin has a routine in which he talks about how humans seem to spend their lives accumulating "stuff." Once they've gathered enough stuff, they have to find places to store all of it. If Carlin were to update that routine today, he could make the same observation about computer information. It seems that everyone with a computer spends a lot of time acquiring data and then trying to find a way to store it. For some computer owners, finding enough storage space to hold all the data they've acquired is a real challenge. While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with weather fronts and storm systems, it really refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. On the surface, cloud storage has several advantages over traditional data storage. So cloud storage is convenient and offers more flexibility, but how does it work?
Cloud Backup « Zmanda Team Blog While many storage clouds are built as multi-purpose clouds, e.g. to store backup files, images, documents etc., but a cloud builder may be tasked to build and optimize the cloud for a specific purpose. E.g. a storage cloud made for cloud backup may optimize for large object sizes and frequent writes, whereas a storage cloud built for storing images may be optimized for relatively smaller objects with frequent reads. OpenStack Swift provides a versatile platform to build storage clouds for various needs. As we discussed in our last blog, a cloud builder can choose faster I/O devices for storing their Container database to enhance performance under some scenarios. However, a careful analysis is required to determine under what scenarios the investment in the faster I/O devices for the container DB makes sense. In the first part of this blog, we will focus on how to provision the I/O devices for the container DB. Experimental Results Workload Generator Testing bench Software Settings
Cloud storage Cloud storage is a model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Hosting companies operate large data centers, and people who require their data to be hosted buy or lease storage capacity from them. The data center operators, in the background, virtualize the resources according to the requirements of the customer and expose them as storage pools, which the customers can themselves use to store files or data objects. Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API) or by applications that utilize the API, such as cloud desktop storage, a cloud storage gateway or Web-based content management systems. History Architecture It is difficult to pin down a canonical definition of cloud storage architecture, but object storage is reasonably analogous. Cloud storage is: Advantages Potential concerns Attack surface area
IBRIX Fusion IBRIX Fusion is a scalable parallel file system combined with integrated logical volume manager, availability features and a management interface. The software was produced, sold, and supported by IBRIX Incorporated of Billerica, Massachusetts. HP announced on July 17, 2009 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire IBRIX. Subsequent to the acquisition, the software components of IBRIX have been combined with ProLiant servers to form the X9000 series of storage systems. The X9000 storage systems are designed to provide network-attached storage over both standard protocols (CIFS, NFS, HTTP and NDMP ) as well as a proprietary protocol. See also External links Product information References