Data Storage

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...

Cloud Storage & Data Security

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Mojgan Afshari.

Cloud computing has emerged as an innovative approach to provide computing services. It offers numerous advantages such as fast deployment, lower costs, pay for use, rapid elasticity, scalability, ubiquitous network access, and greater resiliency. One of the primary uses of cloud computing is for data storage. Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage and can store data on multiple third-party servers.

Cloud storage is an evolution of traditional hosted storage technology (FTP, WebDAV, NFS/CIFS) that involves more sophisticated APIs, namespaces, file or data location virtualization, and management tools. Wu et al. (2010) identified several benefits of using cloud storage such as ease of management, cost effectiveness, lower impact outages and upgrades, and simplified planning. So, cloud storage is convenient and offers more flexibility. According to Borgmann et al. (2012), most cloud storage providers offer two types of services:..

Anaplan challenges Oracle, SAP, IBM in cloud data storage

Grazed from SFGate. Author: Thomas Lee.

Anaplan CEO Fred Laluyaux has a ready answer whenever someone asks him to describe his company's product. "Excel on steroids," Laluyaux said. With all due respect to Laluyaux, that doesn't quite capture it. That's what happens when you work in a market as opaque as enterprise performance management software - souped-up code that allows companies to store, access, manage and analyze huge amounts of data.

So here's an alternative description: Anaplan has created technology that could kill off industry giants Oracle and SAP. Think I'm exaggerating? DFJ Growth doesn't think so, which is why the venture capital firm led a group, including and Workday, that recently invested $100 million into the San Francisco startup...

Cloud Computing: IBM Unfurls Global Project Elastic Storage Initiative

Grazed from ITBusinessEdge. Author: Michael Vizard.

In theory at least, cloud computing is pretty much defined by elasticity. The whole idea of building a cloud after all is to make IT infrastructure resources available on demand. IBM announced today that it is applying that concept to storage on a global scale regardless of the format in which it is stored or the devices used to house it.

Later this year, IBM will deliver a truly elastic data storage capability, code named Project Elastic Storage, on top of the IBM SoftLayer cloud computing platform. Built on top of the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) technology that IBM has been using in high performance computing (HPC) environments for decades, Project Elastic Storage turns GPFS into a cloud service capable of supporting file, block and object-based storage services...

Cloud Computing: Supermicro Announces Storage Solutions Optimized for Extreme Scale-Out Object-Storage Applications

Grazed from PR NewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces complete server and storage rack solutions configured with Inktank Ceph this week at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, May 12-16. Inktank was acquired by Red Hat in April 2014.

Supermicro's 42U rack object-based storage clusters feature end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity across triple redundant 1U Monitor nodes and compute/capacity balanced 3.5" HDD/SSD storage servers in 2U 12x bay, 4U 36x bay and 4U 72x bay configurations. The complete cluster solution is engineered to handle extreme scale-out storage applications with maximum performance and reliability to meet the most stringent SLAs. Fully populated rack solutions make it easy for cloud providers to rapidly implement and scale with consistent rack-to-rack layouts, simplifying the maintenance and management of multi-petabyte storage deployments...

Web-scale Cloud Storage Survey

Grazed from VirtualizationSoftware. Author: WebSurvey.

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Hybrid Cloud Storage Buying Guide, Part II

Grazed from EnterpriseStorageForum. Author: Christine Taylor.

Cloud computing is a maturing technology but cloud storage is lagging behind – with hybrid cloud storage as the most forward looking technology. The lag in cloud storage reflects the same situation between on-premise servers, networks and storage: servers and networks have outstripped storage performance many times over.

There are a number of reasons for this, many of them based on the physical limitations of magnetic disk. Flash and optimizing data are helping to close the gap. Yet there is still a gulf between on-premise and cloud-based storage due to latency and low bandwidth. Sending backup and archive to the cloud relieves some of the pressure of storing massive data. However, on-premise production data can rarely take advantage of the cloud and its scalability...

How is cloud storage done in cloud computing?

Grazed from NetworkSupportServicesBlog.  Author: Editorial Staff.

In recent times, cloud computing is considered as a major solution for storage of large amounts of data. Clouds are being used for the purpose of high data storage. With an increase and widening of companies that make use of Information Technology, it is difficult to maintain a physical device where data can be stored. Thus, companies are now making use of cloud computing that helps them store the data in a safe and secure place. A number of IT Support service providers now own clouds and lease storage space to different companies. Let us now see how cloud storage is actually done.

Cloud storage is expected to be available and durable no matter what the physical conditions of a system might be. It is a virtual storage system that allows you to store your data without using the physical memory. The size of a cloud storage may range anywhere between a few bytes up to a few petabytes...

Cloud Computing: Box could delay IPO until June

Grazed from CloudPro. Author: Rene Millman.

Cloud storage firm Box may delay its IPO to wait for improving market conditions, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The IPO may now take place in June, Bloomberg reports, citing “people familiar with the matter. Box filed its IPO documents on 24 March, making it eligible to list its shares as early as April.

The firm was looking to raise $250 million, despite widening losses. Market valuations put Box’s worth at around $2 billion. However, worsening market conditions have postponed a promotional tour the firm was planning to make around prospective investors. A spokeswoman said in a statement that Box’s IPO had no set date...

Layered Interleaving - Securing Storage of Data in the Cloud

Grazed from ijset. Author: S. Malcom and D. Dhayalan.

The storage of data and information in Cloud has many challenges in designing that has been profound influence on the performance of the system. The biggest issue when storing data in Cloud is that the verification of data integrity at untrustedserver. The verifier’s role has two categories: private access ability and public access ability.

The private access ability scheme achieves high efficient, while the public access ability allows anyone, not only the data owner, to challenge the correctness of data storage when it has no private information in the server. The major concern in this scheme is secure and effective in dynamic operations on data blocks...