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Cloud Storage Adoption, Practice, and Deployment
 

Cloud Storage Adoption, Practice, and Deployment

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In this webinar, leading storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW, will discuss the findings from their comprehensive outlook report on the state of the cloud storage market and storage services ...

In this webinar, leading storage analyst firm Storage Strategies NOW, will discuss the findings from their comprehensive outlook report on the state of the cloud storage market and storage services that are layered on top of it. We will review: the definition of cloud storage, requirements, deployment, the market and its trends, API’s, cloud computing initiatives, best practices and infrastructure providers. Tom Trainer, Director of Product Marketing at Gluster, will provide an overview of Gluster’s storage products along with case studies demonstrating the strategic deployment of Gluster storage in both the public and private cloud.

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    • Cloud Storage:Adoption, Practice and Deployment
    • Today’s Speakers John Kreisa Tom Trainer Deni Connor James Bagley Vice President Director Founding Analyst Senior Analyst Marketing Product Marketing Storage Strategies NOW & Gluster, Inc. Gluster, Inc. Business Development Consultant Storage Strategies NOW A Better Way To Do Storage 2
    • Poll QuestionAre you using cloud storage today? – Yes, in a test environment – Yes, it’s deployed in a production environment – No, however we are considering it – Just researching A Better Way To Do Storage 3
    • Cloud Storage: Adoption, Practice and Deployment SSN Report Co-sponsored by – The Storage Networking Industry Association – Gluster – Storage Strategies NOW 133 Respondents Q1 2011 A Better Way To Do Storage 4
    • What is Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing?Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, ondemand network access to a shared pool of configurablecomputing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storageapplications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned andreleased with minimal management effort or service providerinteraction. www.nist.org A Better Way To Do Storage 5
    • Cloud Storage AttributesResource pooling and multi-tenancyScalable and elasticAccessible via standard Internet APIs and communications protocolsService-basedPricing is normally based on usageShared and collaborativeOn-demand self-service A Better Way To Do Storage 6
    • How is Cloud Storage Being Deployed? Public cloud Private cloud Hybrid cloud Community cloud Cooperative Cloud A Better Way To Do Storage 7
    • Cloud Storage RequirementsMulti-tenancySecurity and secure transmission channelData verification and audit trailsPerformance and Quality of ServiceData protection and AvailabilityRetention, compliance, eDiscoveryManageabilityData and Metadata PortabilityMetering and Billing A Better Way To Do Storage 8
    • Cloud Storage Deployment A Better Way To Do Storage 9
    • C-Level vs. IT adoption Plans A Better Way To Do Storage 10
    • Applications to be Deployed in the Cloud A Better Way To Do Storage 11
    • Survey Demographic A Better Way To Do Storage 12
    • Survey Demographic A Better Way To Do Storage 13
    • Survey Demographic A Better Way To Do Storage 14
    • Reasons for Storing Data in the Cloud A Better Way To Do Storage 15
    • “Apps” in The Cloud A Better Way To Do Storage 16
    • Cloud Takeaways Adoption of cloud storage – Flowing down from C-level to IT operations – 75% of CIO/CTO’s expect to deploy – 54% of IT Operations expect to deploy Most likely data to store in the cloud 1. E-mail 2. Backup data BC/DR driving cloud storage – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Modifications to existing applications A Better Way To Do Storage 17
    • GlusterFSStorage for Any Cloud Any Where A Better Way To Do Storage 18
    • What is the Gluster File System?A scale-out file system for – Network Attached Storage (NAS) – Object storage – In Beta Now: GlusterFS 3.3 – Highly available storage – Predictable, linearly scalable performanceGlusterFS provides – Unified file and object storage – Flexibility to deploy in ANY environment – Scalability to Petabytes & beyond – Superior storage economics A Better Way To Do Storage 19
    • Gluster 3.3 Unified Access to Files & ObjectsWindow Access – Improves Widows performance – Uses HTTP, not slower CIFSObject Storage – API – Internet Protocol (IP) – ResTFul – Get/Put – Buckets – Objects seen as files Network Attached Storage (NAS) – NFS / CIFS / GlusterFS – POSIX compliant – Access files within objects A Better Way To Do Storage 20
    • Key Differentiators Filesystem runs in user space Software only Unified file and object storage Open source Modular, stackable storage OS architecture Data stored in native formats No metadata – Elastic hashing A Better Way To Do Storage 21
    • Open Source 200,000+ downloads Global Adoption – ~12,000 /month 500+ registered deployments – 45 countries 2,500+ registered users – Mailing lists, Forums, etc. Active community – Diverse testing environments – Bugs identification and fixes – Code contributions Member of broader ecosystem – OpenStack, Linux Foundation, Open Virtualization Alliance A Better Way To Do Storage 22
    • A Standard Gluster DeploymentClients/Apps Clients/Apps Clients/Apps Standard clients running standard apps IP Network Over any standard IP network Access application data, as files & folders, Gluster Global Namespace (NFS, CIFS, Gluster Native) in a global namespace,Application data VMs VMDK VMDK using a variety of standard protocols Stored in a commoditized, virtual storage pool virtualized, scale-out, centrally managed pool DAS, SAN, NAS, Object A Better Way To Do Storage 23
    • Unifying Public and Private Cloud Storage Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps Client/Apps IP Network Gluster Global NamespacePrivate Cloud Public Cloud Replication A Better Way To Do Storage 24
    • 4 Supported Ways to Consume GlusterFS Virtual Machines – GlusterFS deployable on the leading virtual machines Amazon Web Services (AWS) – GlusterFS deployed within Amazon Machine Image (AMI) RightScale Cloud Management – GlusterFS is available within a RightScale ServerTemplate – Deployable via the RightScale Cloud Management Dashboard Storage software appliance – Deployable on bare metal and supports any hardware on the Red Hat Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) of certified servers and storage A Better Way To Do Storage 25
    • Pandora Internet Radio Problem • Explosive user & title growth • As many as 12 file formats for each song • ‘Hot’ content and long tail Solution • Three data centers, each with a six-node GlusterFS cluster• 1.2 PB of audio served • Replication for high availability per week • 250+ TB total capacity• 13 million files Benefits• Over 50 GB/sec peak • Easily scale capacity traffic • Centralized management; one administrator to manage day-to-day operations • No changes to application • Higher reliability A Better Way To Do Storage 26
    • Brightcove Problem • Cloud-based online video platform • Explosive customer & title growth • Massive video in multiple locations • Costs rising, esp. with HD formats Solution • Complete scale-out based on commodity DAS/JBOD • Replication for high availability• Over 1 PB currently in • 1PB total capacity Gluster• Separate 4 PB project Benefits in the works • Easily scale capacity • Centralized management; one administrator to manage day-to-day operations • Higher reliability • Path to multi-site A Better Way To Do Storage 27
    • Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions Problem • Host a dedicated enterprise cloud solution • Large scale VMware environment • Need high availability Solution • Large scale VM • Gluster for VM storage, NFS to clients storage • SAS drives on back-end • Low cost service • Replication for high availability delivery for enterprise customer Benefits • Drastic reduction in • Storage provisioning from 6 wks to 15 min. provisioning time • Vendor agnostic storage • Low cost of service delivery • Elastic growth A Better Way To Do Storage 28
    • Many Enterprises Rely on Gluster Now A Better Way To Do Storage 29
    • SummaryCloud Storage: Adoption, Practice and DeploymentGlusterFS – A scale-out NAS and Object file systemFlexible, scalable storage for any cloud environmentInnovative architecture provides a better way to do storage A Better Way To Do Storage 30
    • Questions and Answers Your turn - ask our experts Start a trial: http://www.gluster.com/trybuy/ Additional resources: http://www.gluster.com/products/resources/ Join the community: http://www.gluster.org/ Follow on twitter: @gluster. Read our blog: http://blog.gluster.com/ A Better Way To Do Storage 31