Cloud Block Storage

Excelero Helps Speed Time to Innovation with Groundbreaking Capabilities for Shared NVMe Flash in NVMesh 2

Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced NVMesh 2, its software-only storage solution built for modern applications that have an insatiable need to scale flexibly and efficiently. Already the lowest latency block storage platform on the market with its 5 microsecond latency, NVMesh 2 adds three critical sets of capabilities that lower barriers to deploying shared NVMe storage across more end-user applications - an efficiency and performance advantage that delivers customers a time-to-innovation advantage. New capabilities include:

  • MeshConnect - adding support for traditional network technologies TCP/IP and Fibre Channel, giving NVMesh the widest selection of supported protocols and fabrics of software-defined storage platforms along with already supported InfiniBand, RoCE v2, RDMA and NVMe-oF.
  • MeshProtect - offering flexible protection levels for differing application needs, including mirrored and parity-based redundancy.
  • MeshInspect - with performance analytics for pinpointing anomalies quickly and at scale.

NVMe over any fabric, without changing your network

HyperGrid Announces a Docker Certified Plug-in for HyperCloud Block Storage Service

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HyperGrid, the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader, today announced that its HyperCloud Block Storage Volume Plugin has been "Docker Certified" and is available in the Docker Store. This plugin enables an automated storage service for containerized applications. The Docker Certification Program is a framework for partners to integrate and certify their technology to the Docker Enterprise Edition commercial platform. With HyperCloud, deploying stateful applications on containers can be done in a single click while adhering to IT-defined entitlements, approvals, quotas, and quality of service (QoS) policies.

The complexity of a piece-part approach and the absence of a utility consumption model in most private cloud initiatives has prevented many organizations from delivering mission-critical applications to their customers quickly. Many IT organizations find themselves stuck with manual processes that result in long waits experienced by end users, rising operational expenses, inconsistent infrastructure, and overall dissatisfaction by business users.

HyperCloud Block Storage Service meets the diverse needs of enterprises by providing reliable block storage to run mission-critical applications such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. Leveraging storage volumes that provide consistent and low-latency performance, HyperCloud delivers database as a service for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Mongo, and many others. The database services in HyperCloud deliver scalable and highly available databases supporting multi-host clustering, backup, replication, and automatic database recovery.


How Block Level Data Storage in Cloud Computing Works

Grazed from EUKHost. Author: Asher Ross.

Cloud computing and IT demands are directly proportional to each other. To deliver consistency with security in cloud many service providers have started a different experiment with connected network servers to improve demand and deployment model in Cloud computing. Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) are the platforms on which businesses with cloud models needs improvement in storage capacity and service waterfall model.

In Cloud computing connected network of servers is grouped together to manage and maintain resources of a website in any critical traffic situation. The storage needs of IT industry have increased from 39% to 64% from last year, but a need for more advanced technology for storing large databases was required. Before block storage in the cloud invented businesses with large database capacity used additional servers to store data online and paid for huge server instances...

Cloud Computing: Zadara Turns Storage into a Service

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Michael Vizard.

Data storage used to be relatively simple, in the sense that it was generally all in one location. But with the advent of cloud computing, data is now stored both inside and out of the enterprise. Looking to help IT organizations get a better handle on all the storage, Zadara Storage has created a storage-as-a-service offering based on the open source OpenStack cloud management platform that makes it easier to manage storage systems deployed both on premise and in the cloud.

Noam Shender, vice president of business development for Zadara Storage, says the Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) can be deployed on premise, in a managed hosting environment and in the cloud. Regardless of where the VPSA is deployed, Shender says a unified console allows IT organizations to manage petabytes of flash and magnetic storage systems as a single service via RESTful application programming interfaces (APIs) that Zadara exposes...

The growth of cloud block storage: Building blocks in the cloud

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Sue Poremba.

Cloud block storage is a new way of thinking about how you store files and organise content. It allows you to abstract your infrastructure away from the implementation details specifying what hardware and operating system you need to manage to host the files your applications and organisation use.

“Cloud block storage allows organizations to focus on their content and trust the details of delivering that content to an established SaaS provider. It functions like a hard drive accessible via the Internet,” explained Troy Carl, vice president and lead tech engineer with Faith Comes by Hearing, an audio Bible organisation that utilises cloud block storage for its recordings. “Storing files and assets in the cloud is important because it means you have a large amount of flexibility in how you deliver them to your customers and employees,” Carl added. “Not only are the files constantly available, you have the ability to control – at a very granular level – who has access to those files and when they have access.”...