The mythical enterprise storage solutions are based on proprietary hardware and controller-based storage arrays, which are expensive and inflexible.
Click2Cloud® has built a platform that accomplishes to address storage integration challenges, particularly in scale-out cloud-native environments with heterogeneous storage platforms.
It is about building a framework for celestial storage control. It abstracts the storage complexities so as storage from any vendor can be discovered, provisioned, and managed in the same way regardless of the computing environment.
Click2Cloud’s Clouds Brain with Storage feature offers object and block storage for a single clustered platform. Click2Cloud® and SODA Foundation community together has built features like multi-cloud for GCP, CEPH, AWS, S3, Azure, Huawei, Alibaba, IBM, OTC as storage back-end.
Object Storage helps to store a large amount of unstructured data in a highly scalable distinct unit. Clouds Brain storage feature provides object storage migration and can perform operations like create buckets, delete buckets, upload objects, download objects, and delete objects from a single platform.
Block Storage is used to store data files on cloud-based storage environments. Clouds Brain storage feature support block storage that stores a data in form of blocks with unique identifier. The data stored in block storage is of fixed size. Volume lifecycle management, snapshots backup is some of the services offered by block storage feature. Currently block storage support following storage drivers : Ceph, LVM, Huawei, Dorado, Huawei-Ocean Store, NetApp-Ontap, HPE-Nimble, Fujitsu.
Cold storage is optimized for low hardware cost, high storage density. It is server whose purpose is to store the data that’s accessed less frequently. It has various practical use cases like archiving data for regulatory purposes, magnetic tape replacement, digital media asset archival and backup, and restore for disaster recovery scenario.
File storage commonly referred to as Network File share is the centralized repository for files. It is very useful for sharing the contents across multiple servers. File shares can be accessed by instances into the Clouds as well as the on-premise instances and across AZs and Regions. Its snapshots help to create backup and supports LVM in Clouds Brain
Object Lifecycle Management
Clouds Brain provides lifecycle management, where users can control the cost consumptions in storing blob data. Object undergoes various transitions like Standard, Standard IA, Archive that reduces cost consumption depending upon these storage classes. We can control object retention and deletion in the same feature itself.
Clouds Brain storage offers a seamless object migration across data centres, on-premise, public Cloud, private or hybrid Cloud with Multi-Cloud Functionalities. Enterprises boost their Cloud storage migration journey with Clouds Brain storage seamless migration feature.
Heterogeneous Storage Support
Clouds Brain supports heterogeneous platform that includes object storage, on-premiseblock storage, and Cloud volume. Heterogeneous storage support helps in reducing reliance on a single vendor, increasing flexibility, cost-efficiency, adherence to local policies.