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CacheCloud Gateway for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS

Enjoy unprecedented performance with Flash Cache Gateway

StoneFly CacheCloud Storage Gateway Appliances deliver unprecedented performance, redundancy,  and scalability. SCC appliances were designed for customers requiring a powerful On-perm Flash based Cache edge Storage solution to provide the fastest On-Prem speed while they are using the public cloud such as Microsoft Azure and AWS for storage.

Perfect for managing large quantities of unstructured (file-based) data within a single global namespace. Hybrid storage gateway stretches your storage from On-perm to cloud without sacrificing performance and data availability. Cloud access acceleration, Branch office collabration, media and entertainment, Backup Archive Disaster Recovery, Big Data and analytics to name a few.

Snapshot, Encryptions and Geo-Replication to remote and Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS and more.


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Content creation, transformation, production and archive, as well as unstructured data (documents, presentations, pictures, music and video files) are best stored in Cloud with the convenience of quick access from the gateway.  Simplifies the Storage for media, unstructured data and is the ideal platform for consolidation onto a shared resource implementing higher utilization.

 Microsoft Azure Blobs, Amzone S3 and Glacier allows tiering within the nodes and across On-Perm and cloud storage nodes.

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What is CacheCloud Gateway?

CacheCloud Physical and virtual edge appliances bring the cloud like it is your On-Perm flash storage.  Performance and Data availability with the cloud benefits.  Collaborate, backup and disaster recovery protection in a single appliance

Connect your Windows, Linux, Mac servers and workstations with standard protocols and access control through existing authentication systems.  Active Directory integration, Snapshot, Transit and at Rest encryption with elasticity and flexibility of on-demand provisioning of tiered cloud storage resources.

Muti-cloud support from Azure hot and cool to AWS  s3 and Glacier within one gateway. Geo-Replication between different cloud storage vendors and tiers.

Standard file format XFS alongside Stonefly’s CacheCloud operating system ensures full compatibility and guarantees customers access to the files with standard OS. NO Vendor dependency.

Each Server client can access their files from any node. One a single IP for all the nodes. Exclusive access can be given to one or multiple clients to be serviced by one IP node.

Performance Able to deliver when properly configured can exceed aggregate read and write speed in most use cases with files sizes at full network bandwidth of up to 3GB/Sec per Node and aggregate as more node added

Support of Hardware Raid and Erasure coding within or across Nodes for unlimited High availability and redundancy.  Selectable redundancy failover from 1 to 5 disk per node.

Segments are partitions that files are placed for sharing between trusted storage pools.

Volume is a logical collection of segments. Most of the management operations are performed on the volume such expansion. Volume can expand across nodes to create a single namespace.

Auto Re-balance allows a distributed volume with only one segment. For instance, we create 10 files on the volume through volume. Now all the files are residing on the same segment since there is only segment in the volume. On adding one more segment to the volume, we may have to re-balance the total number of files among the two segment. If a volume is expanded or shrunk.

Erasure coding (EC) is a method of data protection in which data is broken into fragments, expanded and encoded with redundant data pieces and stored across a set of different location

Automated Tiering Great for stable workloads, cost saving  where frequently used data fits on small, fast storage, such as SSDs and less frequently accessed  or old data resides on a slower/cheaper/remote volume, node, cloud, such as spinning disks, Hot Blob, Cool Blob(Azure), S3, Glacier (Amazon)

On a tiered volume, files are tracked according to the frequency of access. More accessed files tend to migrate to faster storage and less frequently used to slower storage. The behavior can be influenced with tuning parameters.

Self-heal If any of the segments in a replicated volume are down and users modify the files within the other segments, the automatic self-heal daemon will come into action as soon as the segment is up next time and the transactions occurred during the downtime are synced accordingly.

Protocol support:  CIFS, NFS   the most popular used protocols.

POSIX – Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) is the family of standards defined by the IEEE as a solution to the compatibility between Unix-variants in the form of an Application Programmable Interface (API).e data needs to be re-balanced among the various segment included in the volume.

Cloud Cache: Build in Flash Cache feature allows some volumes to be used as a front-end cache for Public cloud storage such Microsoft Azure Blobs or S3 and Glacier from Amazon.

Snapshot Provides flexibility in data backup – The Snapshot is block bases which create a point in time backup delta from the only blocks that have changed from the last snapshot. Snapshot is read-only files that help in recovery and protection against ransomware.

Encryption Network encryption using TLS/SSL for authentication and authorization,
I/O encryption – encryption of the I/O Network connections

Management encryption – encryption of the management connections within volumes. The node and volumes can be fully dispersed between On-Prem and Clouds. Support for ASE-256 at rest and transit.

Supported platforms Windows, Linux, MAC, BSDI, SUN, HPUx, IBM

SSO Series Hardware Features (per node)

  • Dual Hexa-Core Storage Virtualization Engines
  • 32GB Data Packet and Command Queuing Cache for SSPP®
  • RAID 1,10 , Erasure Coding
  • Flash , NVMe Technology
  • Supports 1Gb Copper, 10Gb RJ-45/CX4 Copper, SFP+, SR/LR Optical
  • One Gigabit Management Port
  • Single or Redundant 80-PLUS® Certified Hot-Swappable Power Supplies
  • Operating Temperature: 10° to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 8 to 90%, Non-Condensing

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