By now two things have become clear about cloud storage. First is that cloud storage is here to stay. Second is that for medium-sized and large organizations, hybrid cloud has emerged as the cloud storage utilization model of choice.
In the hybrid cloud storage model, organizations store some data on-premise in a private cloud and some data in a public cloud, and data is easily migrated between the two cloud tiers. This approach to cloud storage provides data-rich organizations the best of both worlds. With hybrid cloud storage:
Whether you’re building a private cloud storage tier or a public cloud storage tier, you’ll need to incorporate certain cloud storage system building blocks. These include:
Thinkmate is the custom computer server systems and storage systems provider of choice for some of the world’s largest businesses, government agencies, and research institutions. Our STX-CL series of cloud storage servers is optimized for bulk storage of unstructured data and delivers exceptional dependability, scalability, and cost per GB stored. These highly configurable storage servers provide an ideal hardware platform for common cloud storage topologies including clustered NAS storage and replicated object storage. For customers who prefer turnkey storage solutions, we also offer systems with pre-installed NexentaStor™ software (for unified NAS/SAN storage) or pre-installed VMware® Virtual SAN software.