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  • TCO:Leading Cancer Institute: $0.41/ GB/ month (current data point)Leading State Digital Library: $10,000/ TBPrivate cloud: $0.045/ GB/ month OR $1,000/ TBSCSI & NFS came about in mid ’80s. While there’s been a lot of high-quality evolutionary changes e.g. clustered file systems (isilon), thin provisioning (3Par), peer<->peer block storage virtualization (Equallogic, Compellent, LeftHand) this is still evolutionary and you can’t get down to the TCO the Web2.0s are getting. For that you need a new architecture.
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    • 1. HC2 Enterprise-Class Private Cloud Storage Overview
      TierraCloud Technologies, Pvt. Ltd.
      September 17, 2010
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 2. Tsunami of Data Growth
      We are in the exponential growth phase of unstructured data
      Once primary use of data is over, what’s next?
      Primary use could be just days
      Choices are:
      Delete it
      Keep it online on secondary storage
      Move it offline to tape
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 3. What is the Unsolved Problem?
      Current mainstream solutions (SAN, NAS, CAS or clustered file-systems) are unable to address the following three requirements at the same time:
      10x lower TCO ~4.5¢/ GB/ month fully burdened
      Scalable to billions of objects, PB of capacity, large objects, linear performance gain
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 4. Introducing Private Cloud Storage
      Web2.0s have revolutionized storage
      Standard x86 servers with sophisticated software to build extremely large, reliable storage
      Architecture may be called private cloud storage
      TCO (total-cost-of-ownership) reductions of 10x makes this so compelling that enterprises will adopt
      Sea-change coming to storage architectures that have been fairly stable since mid 80’s
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 5. Introducing HC2 Open-Source Project
      TierraCloud HC2 open-source project aims to enable enterprise class private cloud storage
      Software only project running on x86 servers
      Source Code licensed under GPLv2, contains BSD licensed code from Sun’s Project Honeycomb*
      TierraCloud Proprietary
      *There is no affiliation between TierraCloud and Oracle at this time.
    • 6. HC2 Open-Source Technology
      TierraCloud Proprietary
      Uses source code from Sun’s project Honeycomb
      State-of-the-art award winning object-store
      Productized over two releases
      Unique Differentiators
      10x TCO reduction
      Automated data management
      Extreme data mobility
      Ability to run 3rd party storage apps
    • 7. Why Does HC2 Solve the Problem?
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 8. Initial Product – HC2 Preservation Edition (Replevin Release)
      HC2 PE solves preservation archival for large amounts of data; is esp. well suited for long-term storage
      Minimum Hardware Requirements
      8 or 16 servers (server specifications on web-site)
      Object store & retrieve: full featured; load balancing, self-healing, hardware migration etc. supported
      Meta-data store & retrieve
      Storage Apps
      Background data integrity checker “Data doctor” included
      Currently at alpha quality
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 9. Application Integration/ APIs
      Application Integration
      Duraspace Fedora Commons
      Native http APIs
      S3 RESTful http APIs
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 10. No Dominant Competitor
      Open-source private cloud storage software
      Versatile architecture
      Only architecture to
      Provide for extreme data mobility
      Allow for 3rd party storage apps
      Public Cloud Storage
      TierraCloud Proprietary
      • IBM XIV
      Private Cloud Storage
      Secondary Storage
      • TierraCloud HC2
      • 18. Dell DX
    • Buzz Around HC2
      TierraCloud Proprietary
      "TierraCloud’s software-only, hardware-agnostic HC2 open source project extends the philosophy of the OpenSolaris Honeycomb project that was launched in 2007. HC2 continues to fulfill the particular requirements of archives, such as integrity checking and immutability, and is congruent with the OAIS archival model. However, in this incarnation, the underlying media can be heterogeneous and the cells of HC2 can be geographically dispersed. Rampantly expanded ambitions for very large scale data repositories can be expected.” -- Anne MacFarland, Senior Contributing Analyst, The Clipper Group, Inc.
      "It has become clear that data curation will require distributed storage and application frameworks. No single institution can develop the comprehensive, necessary infrastructure to preserve and provide access to the large amount of data being generated by all disciplines ranging from the sciences to the humanities. HC2's emphasis on hardware choices, geographically distributed data and open-source software is compelling. Most institutions will be eager to experiment with private cloud storage and HC2 represents a useful option in this regard.“ -- SayeedChoudhury, Associate Dean of University Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
      “The rise of the Web and, more recently, the Semantic Web, has driven the rapid growth of digital libraries and archives to preserve and share the vast volumes of research and governmental data that is now being generated. The Bodleian Library already holds millions of digital objects running into hundreds of terabytes and anticipates increasing growth into the future. To effectively meet these requirements, storage needs to become smarter and more abstracted, combining scalability, resilience and low latency with a level of content-awareness. HC2 is poised to become exemplar of this approach.” -- Neil Jefferies, R&D Project, Manager, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University
      “The HC2 project brings about clever cloud concepts, which open up new perspectives in data management whenever distributed processing and OAIS-compliant archiving of multi-component objects are both desired. -- Pierre-Yves Burgi, Head of ICT Unit, University of Geneva
      “The paradigm of cloud computing is now beginning to make its way into standard organisational practice. Here an organisation uses commodity hardware to build a single cloud of services, expandable on demand. HC2's vision represents a leap forward in storage technology in the cloud, a RAID on steroids, where your data is not just safe from disk failure but can also be geographically located providing disaster recovery. Along with load balancing, no single point of failure and storage apps services, HC2 is a technology worth watching.” -- David Tarrant, Research Fellow, University of Southampton
    • 19. Who is TierraCloud?
      Startup based in Bangalore, India
      Primary contributor to HC2
      Will offer support, value-add tools and services
      Started by serial entrepreneur in 2010
      Sriram Rupanagunta, ex-VP Technology Emulex, co-founder Aarohi Communications
      Currently seeking alpha customers
      Customers with large amount of preservation/ archival data
      TierraCloud Proprietary
    • 20. Questions?
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