Cloud File System and Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)

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Monday, September 17, 2012
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Seamless extension of NAS to Cloud Storage using Cloud File System Today’s Network Attached Storage (NAS) store data on local disks and/or SAN disks. Most of the enterprises have sufficient file storage capacity to run their day-to-day operations provided some older data is moved to secondary storage. But since most of the data resides on the primary storage (or secondary storage within the enterprise boundaries) it becomes necessary to extend storage capacity for NAS With Cloud storage expanding and becoming more secure, accessible, easy to use and cost effective, it can be a considered as secondary storage for enterprise NAS – Hierarchical Storage Management. We can even use cloud storage as primary storage by using the enterprise storage devices for caching to improve cloud data access throughput. Adding CDMI based interfaces to cloud file system enables us to integrate with any cloud storage provider and store file based data to cloud storage. The cloud file system presented and implemented by Calsoft integrates with many cloud storage providers using Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI). This helps enterprises store file based data to cloud storage and provides throughput similar to local NAS by using efficient caching techniques.

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To address the challenges faced by enterprises to store ever growing data and optimally manage storage capacity.
Hierarchal Storage Management across enterprise storage and cloud storage
Optimizing the storage capacity between on-premise and cloud storage pools.
Easy migration between cloud storage platforms
CDMI – move to build an open standards for storing data in the Cloud.