Put Object Storage to
Work for Your Enterprise
BrightTalkTM Cloud Summit
Agenda
• Why Now?
• Unique Benefits
• When Not to Use
• Putting Object Storage to Work
• Ways to Benefit
• What to Look fo...
Why Now?
• Growing storage challenges:
• Video, big data, file sharing, mobile…
• Massive scale – petabytes, billions of
o...
Options
• Public
• Private
• Hybrid
Today: Private object storage for the
enterprise
3 October 9th, 2013
Unique Benefits
• Low cost
• Reliable
• Scalable
• QoS
4 October 9th, 2013
• Distributed
• Accessible
• Metadata
• Efficie...
When Not to Use
• As a complete replace for other storage
forms
• Structured data such as SQL databases
• Rapidly changing...
Putting Object
Storage to Work
• Who?
• Cloud and storage service providers…
• Financials, pharma, oil & gas…
• Media, con...
• Distributed users
• Essentially unlimited users with same
performance
• Viewing same / similar contents
• Files, images,...
• Tape replacement
• Far greater reliability than tape
• Automated offsite, multi-site storage
• Restore from anywhere
• F...
Long-Term Archival
• More cost effective than typical disk
solution
• Far greater reliability than tape (again)
• Overcome...
• Direct control
• Compliance
• Cost reduction (data access, bandwidth
– not just per GB costs)
• Alternative to pay-as-yo...
• Storage that provides web-scale capacity
• Thousands to millions of users and more
• Geographic distribution and local a...
Storage Consolidation
• File aggregation
• Increased efficiency through elimination
of unused disk capacity
• Centralized ...
Static Websites
• Full statics websites, static pages
• HTML files, images, videos, client-side
scripts such as JavaScript...
Mobile Access
• File access, backup, synchronization
• Take advantage of simple interfaces
such as HTTP access
• Support m...
Media Replays
• Podcasts, including iTunes integration
via HTTP
• Webcasts
• Business videos
• Security footage
15 October...
Content Delivery
Networks
• Similar to website hosting use case
• Place object storage nodes in locations
you would have a...
You Dream it up
17 October 9th, 2013
What to Look For
• SW solution with heterogeneous HW
support
• Control over service levels and costs
• Policy support for ...
Cloudian
Giorgio Propersi
General Manager, Americas & EMEA
Cloudian
• A lead developer of Object Storage for the Enterprises and
the Service Providers
• Headquarter in Silicon Valle...
Object Storage for the Private,
Public and Hybrid Cloud
• Cloudian + Commodity Hardware = S3 Object Storage
• Cloudian inc...
Case Study: NTT
Why NTT Chose Cloudian:
• Full S3 API and Semantics
compatibility
• Infinite Scalability in
DCs/Regions, B...
Trial to Contract in 3 weeks
23 October 9th, 2013
Part of Claranet, top European
MSP for 2,500 Enterprises in
11 Countries...
Transition to Object Storage:
Cloudian can help
• What is triggering the decision to move to Object
Storage in my Enterpri...
Q&A
25 October 9th, 2013
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Object storage technologies have already changed the scale, economics and reliability of data storage in public cloud environments. Now these benefits are also available on-premises, within enterprise data centers.

This presentation is intended to discuss:

o The unique benefits of object storage
o Why enterprises are choosing on-premises object storage
o The most popular use cases among enterprise users
o How real companies are putting object storage to work
o What to look for in an on-premises object storage solution

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Object Storage: How Can it Work for You

  1. 1. Put Object Storage to Work for Your Enterprise BrightTalkTM Cloud Summit
  2. 2. Agenda • Why Now? • Unique Benefits • When Not to Use • Putting Object Storage to Work • Ways to Benefit • What to Look for in an Enterprise Solution • Cloudian Solution • Customer Success 1 October 9th, 2013
  3. 3. Why Now? • Growing storage challenges: • Video, big data, file sharing, mobile… • Massive scale – petabytes, billions of objects… • HDD capacities growing slower • Escalating costs • Technology • File systems, SANs reaching performance and capacity limits • Emergence of object storage architectures 2 October 9th, 2013
  4. 4. Options • Public • Private • Hybrid Today: Private object storage for the enterprise 3 October 9th, 2013
  5. 5. Unique Benefits • Low cost • Reliable • Scalable • QoS 4 October 9th, 2013 • Distributed • Accessible • Metadata • Efficient
  6. 6. When Not to Use • As a complete replace for other storage forms • Structured data such as SQL databases • Rapidly changing data such as transactions • Data that requires “single source of truth” 5 October 9th, 2013
  7. 7. Putting Object Storage to Work • Who? • Cloud and storage service providers… • Financials, pharma, oil & gas… • Media, content providers… • Surveillance, government intelligence… • You! Let’s look at 10 important use cases… 6 October 9th, 2013
  8. 8. • Distributed users • Essentially unlimited users with same performance • Viewing same / similar contents • Files, images, video • Huge objects • Original content Basic Sharing 7 October 9th, 2013
  9. 9. • Tape replacement • Far greater reliability than tape • Automated offsite, multi-site storage • Restore from anywhere • Faster restores • Integration with continuous data replication Backup Store 8 October 9th, 2013
  10. 10. Long-Term Archival • More cost effective than typical disk solution • Far greater reliability than tape (again) • Overcome corruption risks • Greater reliability and far lower costs than duplicating on enterprise-grade disk storage 9 October 9th, 2013
  11. 11. • Direct control • Compliance • Cost reduction (data access, bandwidth – not just per GB costs) • Alternative to pay-as-you-go • Protect against provider business failure Public Object Store Replacement 10 October 9th, 2013
  12. 12. • Storage that provides web-scale capacity • Thousands to millions of users and more • Geographic distribution and local access Web-Scale App Support 11 October 9th, 2013
  13. 13. Storage Consolidation • File aggregation • Increased efficiency through elimination of unused disk capacity • Centralized management • Lower operating cost 12 October 9th, 2013
  14. 14. Static Websites • Full statics websites, static pages • HTML files, images, videos, client-side scripts such as JavaScript • Support huge traffic demands 13 October 9th, 2013
  15. 15. Mobile Access • File access, backup, synchronization • Take advantage of simple interfaces such as HTTP access • Support massive numbers of users on any type of mobile devices • Mobile employees and customers 14 October 9th, 2013
  16. 16. Media Replays • Podcasts, including iTunes integration via HTTP • Webcasts • Business videos • Security footage 15 October 9th, 2013
  17. 17. Content Delivery Networks • Similar to website hosting use case • Place object storage nodes in locations you would have a CDN node • Gain local access to objects 16 October 9th, 2013
  18. 18. You Dream it up 17 October 9th, 2013
  19. 19. What to Look For • SW solution with heterogeneous HW support • Control over service levels and costs • Policy support for security, geography • Support via a real product, not a build-it- yourself science experiment • AWS S3 API compatibility and extended integration for OpenStack, CloudStack, etc. • Ability to start small, as appropriate 18 October 9th, 2013
  20. 20. Cloudian Giorgio Propersi General Manager, Americas & EMEA
  21. 21. Cloudian • A lead developer of Object Storage for the Enterprises and the Service Providers • Headquarter in Silicon Valley, Offices and Customers across the Americas, Asia and Europe • Cloudian flagship product is also called Cloudian® • 100% S3 Compatible • Scales from few Terabytes to hundreds of Petabytes • Runs on Commodity Hardware • Integrates with Cloud Compute (Citrix Cloud Platform, CloudStack, OpenStack) 20 October 9th, 2013
  22. 22. Object Storage for the Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud • Cloudian + Commodity Hardware = S3 Object Storage • Cloudian includes Backend Storage, Replication, Erasure Coding, Consistency, Provisioning, Billing, Management GUI & API, etc. • Cloudian includes Full Frontend: 100% S3 compatibility for virtually every storage application • More than 1000 S3 ready Applications, Hundred of Partners in the S3 developer Community 21 October 9th, 2013 Private or Public Storage Cloud • You choose what to store on premises, and what to store in the cloud
  23. 23. Case Study: NTT Why NTT Chose Cloudian: • Full S3 API and Semantics compatibility • Infinite Scalability in DCs/Regions, Buckets • Excellent performance for any data mix • Tunable Replication • CloudStack Integration • Production Proven Reliability 22 October 9th, 2013 #1 Telecom company WW Japan, US, APAC, India, Europe “Cloudian has a proven track record in global markets to provide highly resilient and robust object storage with an Amazon S3-compatible API, which we believe is an optimal fit with our idea of object storage service." Susumu Okuhira, NTT Communications Director of Hosting & Platform Service Multi-PB, Global DCs, Eleven 9s Availability
  24. 24. Trial to Contract in 3 weeks 23 October 9th, 2013 Part of Claranet, top European MSP for 2,500 Enterprises in 11 Countries Chose Cloudian because: • - S3 API - Scalability in DCs/Regions • - Ease of use – Fully Turnkey • - Cost Efficient • - Innovation • - High Quality Spain, Portugal, France, UK, Italy… “Not only does Cloudian share our same goal of bringing affordable, reliable and scalable cloud solutions to companies of all sizes, it also shares our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction." Antonio Miguel Ferreira CEO, Lunacloud European Cloudian Reference Deployment
  25. 25. Transition to Object Storage: Cloudian can help • What is triggering the decision to move to Object Storage in my Enterprise? • What about ROI? How much money will I save? • What about the cost of the migration? • Which applications have to be moved first? • Technical Migration Issues • Choice of Hardware 24 October 9th, 2013
  26. 26. Q&A 25 October 9th, 2013
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