Cloud File Server

NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform Expands Availability and Offers Support for SMB and NFS v3 Protocols

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NetApp today announced expanded availability and features for NetApp Cloud Volumes for Google Cloud Platform to help customers deploy workloads such as video rendering, databases, high-performance computing and continuous integration on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). NetApp Cloud Volumes offers customers a fully-managed, cloud-native file storage service that's integrated with GCP and combines the reach of NetApp's world-class data services, backed by hundreds of thousands of customers, with Google Cloud's leadership in providing secure and scalable cloud infrastructure, application development services, analytics and machine learning.

Today's announcements include:

Security Teams Not Keeping Up With Exponential Cloud Server Growth

Grazed from TechWeek Europe. Author: Ben Sullivan.

No shift to the cloud comes without a conversation about security, and for attendees of the annual Black Hat security conference, one of the main issues about moving companies to cloud computing is seen to be the increase of the attackable surface area. Almost all of the respondents to a survey conducted by CloudPassage at the conference noted that when moving from traditional data centres to a cloud infrastructure environment, they increased the number of server workloads by a factor of two to 100 times.

‘Attackable surface area’

This, in turn, greatly increases their attackable surface area, and enterprises are worried. In fact, over three quarters of respondents said that security team hiring in the enterprise has not kept pace with this rate at which new server workloads are created, changed or retired in the cloud...

Cloud Computing: SuperMicro Releases Ultra Dense 6U MicroBlade Solutions

Grazed from StorageReview. Author: Adam Armstrong.

Super Micro Computer Inc. released a new extreme-density sever platform, MicroBlade. These new solutions are aimed at hyper-scale data center, cloud, web hosting environments and video streaming, VDI, high performance video/graphics applications. SuperMicro’s MicroBlade also enables VLP DDR4 16/32GB RDIMM, at the cost of regular DIMM, to increase energy efficiency and cooling. SuperMicro claims that the MicroBlade is a converged computing platform that combines the density, ease of use, manageability, high availability, serviceability, efficiency of blade servers with the cost advantage of rack-mount servers.

Super Micro Computer Inc. released a new extreme-density sever platform, MicroBlade. These new solutions are aimed at hyper-scale data center, cloud, web hosting environments and video streaming, VDI, high performance video/graphics applications. SuperMicro’s MicroBlade also enables VLP DDR4 16/32GB RDIMM, at the cost of regular DIMM, to increase energy efficiency and cooling...

Cloud Computing: Salesforce Debuts File Sharing Service

Grazed from CIOToday. Author: Dan Heilman.

Online CRM Relevant Products/Services company Salesforce recently announced Salesforce Files Connect, a centralized file sharing service for the enterprise to enable users seamlessly browse, search and share files located in any repository, all from a single user interface. The new service lets users natively embed external files, including those from Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business, into Salesforce business Relevant Products/Services processes, according to Salesforce.

With the new product, Salesforce said it is the first company to combine CRM and native file integration with the most popular enterprise file repositories. Salesforce Files Connect will first natively integrate files from Microsoft OneDrive for Business and SharePoint into Salesforce. Connectors for additional popular enterprise repositories -- including support for Google Drive -- will be added over the coming months, according to Salesforce...

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SMEStorage Provides Hybrid Cloud File Server Appliance Through Integration with Eucalyptus

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SMEStorage today announced it has integrated Eucalyptus Walrus into its Cloud File Server, enabling organisations to use the solution as a hybrid Cloud File Server. Walrus provides a highly scalable redundant unstructured data store that is compatible with the Amazon S3 Storage API. SMEStorage provides a Cloud File Server appliance that enables companies to rapidly implement a hybrid on-premise Cloud File Server that provides support for all desktop and mobile devices. Together, the solution enables fast, ready-to-use cloud storage and can evolve into a complete cloud Infrastructure as a Service on-premise solution.

"We have seen increasing demand for Eucalyptus Walrus from small businesses who wish to leverage Walrus as a private cloud storage solution, to start ups, larger businesses, and ISP's who wish to use Walrus AWS compatible S3 storage as a non-proprietary storage platform," said SMEStorage CEO Ian Osborne. "Customers can now use SMEStorage with Walrus to rapidly deploy a full data center solution, which includes native desktop drives with sophisticated synchronisation solutions for Windows, Mac and Linux. Businesses can also leverage the rapid growth in mobility to offer sophisticated mobile clients for iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile 7."