TwinStrata Lets You Use the Cloud for All Storage Needs
New TwinStrata CloudArray version supports NFS versions 3 and 4, file sharing, secure bulk upload to the cloud, and cloud-to-cloud migration.
- By Christa Ayer
Cloud storage vendor TwinStrata has a new version of its CloudArray software. With the goal of helping organizations use the cloud for all their storage needs, this latest release promises broader file access capabilities, file sharing across sites, secure bulk upload to the cloud, and easy cloud-to-cloud migration.
CloudArray's software-defined storage architecture lets its customers share data among geographically distributed users by spanning multiple locations and compute clouds. This lets users select the appropriate topology for each file share, whether optimized for local data access or distributed multi-site data access.
CloudArray also makes strides to improve bulk uploads of data to the cloud. According to TwinStrata, existing methods either result in a performance hit or compromise security. To get around this dilemma, CloudArray loads data into a secure, on-premise, private cloud at high speed. It then fully encrypts the data and uploads it to a choice of cloud providers without the need to share encryption keys with any party or provider. New support for NFS v3 and v4, using both AUTH_SYS and Kerberos security models, broadens connectivity for block and file-based access to object storage without requiring organizations to modify existing applications or processes.
New self-service cloud migration capabilities let organizations migrate data volumes across cloud providers. Organizations can selectively migrate data volumes or file shares to long-term archive solutions such as EVault LTS2. They can also choose from several cloud migration policies, including those that use cloud bandwidth instead of local networks.
CloudArray also offers an improved dashboard and new controls to better analyze and tune cloud storage environments. More granular statistics give IT improved control over each application, and make it easier to optimize performance by dynamically balancing cache resources.
Christa Ayer is a freelance technology writer based in Seattle, Wash.