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Store, Share, and Scale Enterprise Data in the Cloud with StoneFly Azure Cloud Storage

 

    • Cloud storage with enterprise level scalability, performance and security
    • Simplified management with web GUI
    • Support storage protocols like NFS, CIFS/SMB, and iSCSI in the cloud
    • Use off-site private or public cloud storage for regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, FedRAMP, CJIS, and several others
    • Deploy multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments
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StoneFly Storage as a Service in Azure

Microsoft Azure Cloud delivers enterprise-grade reliability, scalability, and availability. With StoneFly’s storage solutions in Azure, enterprise users can create cloud backups, replicate enterprise workloads and mission-critical Virtual Machines (VMs), configure delta-based snapshots, and archive data for an indefinite period of time. 
We make data storage in the cloud easy with our innovative centralized management interface and our packaged offers make cost management simpler. 

Accelerate Your Business with StoneFly Cloud Storage in

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Make cloud data storage hassle-free for your business with StoneFly cloud storage solution. StoneFly cloud storage enables your business to cut costs, move data faster, and manage and control your data easily and effectively. With our cloud storage solution, business can:

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Reduce Storage Costs

Save up to 60% on capital and operating expenses (CapEx and OpEx) by configuring data services, using StoneFly storage gateway, optimizing data storage and enhancing storage utilization rates.

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Facilitate Lift & Shift Operations for Business Applications

POSIX compatibility enables users to move their existing on-premise applications to Azure without rewriting them. With StoneFly cloud storage solution, businesses can migrate documents, images, video to NAS volumes in Azure or databases and applications to iSCSI volumes configured in Azure cloud.

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Leverage Business Data to Add More Value to the Business

Businesses can configure high performance scale out NAS storage, iSCSI or SAN volumes and hyperconverged volumes across Azure; enabling business to make the most of their data with a single cloud storage solution

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Move Data Faster

Eliminate bottlenecks and optimize data transfer rates with StoneFly cloud gateway technology. StoneFly’s partnership with Microsoft Azure enables businesses to setup storage in Azure datacenters worldwide. This also helps in reducing latency and enhancing data transfer speeds.

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Effortlessly Manage & Control Data Storage

StoneFly cloud storage provides users a single, centralized management console that enables easier data and management of data and storage volumes. Users can control NAS volumes, iSCSI volumes and hyperconverged volumes using a single management interface. The interface is easy-to-use and has a GUI that’s developed to simplify the end-user experience.

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Store Veeam Backups in Azure

Our cloud storage solution in Azure can be leveraged to configure NAS volumes as storage repositories for Veeam backup and replication software facilitating businesses to create offsite cloud backup copies that they can use to recover, whenever necessary. 

Support NAS and iSCSI Volumes in Microsoft Azure Cloud with StoneFly Cloud Storage Solution

Use-Cases of StoneFly Storage in Azure Cloud

iSCSI Volumes in Azure – NAS Volumes in Azure – Remote Replication to Azure

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High Performance Block-level - iSCSI storage in Azure

Extend SAN storage to Microsoft Azure cloud with StoneFly cloud storage solution. Reduce iSCSI storage costs, setup backend storage for databases, and enhance data accessibility by leveraging cloud storage tiers.

Run database workloads directly in Azure cloud and reduce compute requirements and cost implications of maintaining dedicated iSCSI servers.

StoneFly iSCSI storage deployed in Azure delivers the full iSCSI SAN appliance experience. To the end user, a provisioned StoneFly iSCSI storage in Azure appears as a local iSCSI SAN storage. 

 

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NAS and iSCSI Volumes in Microsoft Azure Cloud

Leverage state of the art gateway technology to provision converged storage (NAS + iSCSI) in Microsoft Azure cloud. 

Our StoneFusion (for physical servers) and SCVM (for Virtual environments) enable users to handle, manage, and control NFS, CIFS/SMB, and iSCSI protocols using a single easy-to-use cloud gateway solution. 

Instead of managing complex and dedicated cloud storage repositories for your NAS and iSCSI workloads, provision a single one with the capabilities of both using our cloud gateway solution.

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Remote Replication from On-Premises to Cloud Storage

Configure synchronous or asynchronous replication and replicate mission-critical workloads to Microsoft Azure with StoneFly StoneFusion™ or StoneFly SCVM™ (for Hyperconverged Infrastructures). Move Terabytes to Petabytes of workloads without having to worry about file-size restrictions or bandwidth consumption challenges. Leverage the replication abilities to ensure business continuity and high availability for NAS, iSCSI SAN, and hyperconverged enterprise workloads.

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Cloud-to-Cloud Replication of NAS and iSCSI Workloads in Azure

Looking for additional redundancy due to business data protection plans or for compliance reasons? Setup cloud-to-cloud replication with our innovative storage gateway. Our cloud storage gateway facilitates cloud-to-cloud replication for Azure cloud storage tiers. 

Our cloud-to-cloud replication feature also supports multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments. 

StoneFly Azure Cloud Storage Features

To facilitate businesses and make data storage easier, StoneFly cloud storage solutions deliver a number of enterprise-grade data services. These data services optimize data storage and enhance storage utilization rates – enabling businesses to make the most of their purchased cloud storage capacity and reduce data storage costs.
Data mobility is important for your business. Don’t compromise business productivity and choose the best cloud storage solution for your business.
Setup StoneFly cloud storage solution in Azure to leverage these enterprise-grade data services:

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Provision Storage Faster for Applications with Thin Provisioning

StoneFly cloud storage solution provides thin provisioning with Space Reclamation. Thin provisioning enables business IT environments to commission storage capacities faster and enables full space reclamation – facilitating applications and improving business productivity.

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Enhanced Data Security with Data Encryption

The combination of StoneFly cloud storage solution and Microsoft Azure cloud deliver a highly secure and reliable storage solution. StoneFly cloud storage solution offers built-in security from the ground up and includes a trustworthy multi-factor authentication for comprehensive identity and access management. To secure data at rest StoneFly cloud storage solution leverages AES-256 encryption and while data at transit is secured via SSL/TLS tunneling.

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Support Industry Standard Protocols

StoneFly cloud storage solutions support industry standard protocols like NFS, CIFS, iSCSI and more. Businesses don’t have to worry about compatibility issues, they can continue using their Linux servers or Windows servers with StoneFly cloud storage solutions and Microsoft Azure cloud.

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Prevent Data Loss & Corruption with Delta-Based Snapshots

Businesses can integrate delta-based snapshots with their cloud storage – giving them the ability to revert to a previous ‘state’ of data. This allows IT environments to recover from data loss, data corruption, and ransomware.

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Make Data Highly Available with Geo-Redundancy

StoneFly Azure cloud storage solution enables businesses to create 6 geo-redundant copies with 3 copies within a region. This data redundancy makes sure that data is always available and businesses continue to operate with minimum or no disruption.

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Synchronous and Asynchronous Replication

Businesses can ensure high availability for their important data using remote replication. By configuring synchronous or asynchronous replication jobs, businesses can effortlessly setup a durable and reliable secondary site for business data and applications – ensuring business continuity and integrating data redundancy.

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Effective Data Management with Automated Storage Tiering

Businesses can define policies that move data between storage infrastructure and cloud storage tiers. These policies can be based on the age of the data (date of creation) or the access frequency. With these user defined policies, businesses can automate data management – making it efficient and reducing the possibility of human error.

StoneFly Azure Cloud Storage Solution – Licensing Options

 

StoneFly Cloud storage is available in three licensing options. Customers can also choose to bring their own license (BYOL – Bring Your Own License) for a more customized configuration. The following is a list of features that the different licensing options offer:

Features

Full ( iSCSI + NAS )

iSCSI

Scale Out NAS

iSCSI Storage
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NAS Storage-NFS
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NAS Storage-CFS/SMB
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Delta-based Snapshots
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Thin Provisioning
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Synchronous Replication (Campus Mirroring)
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Asynchrnous Replication
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Volume Encryption
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Data Deduplication
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Easy Active Directory Integration
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Scale Out Storage
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Unlimited Hosts
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Storage Tiering
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Storage Cache
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Azure Privacy Accreditation, Certifications & Compliance

Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO
27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards including
Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud, and Singapore MTCS.

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Need more information on the data security of Microsoft Azure cloud? We can share Microsoft Azure’s SOC reports to help you analyze their security measures for your mission-critical data. To get the SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports, contact us.

 

Choose Your Azure Data Center

StoneFly’s partnership with Microsoft Azure enables our customers to choose from Microsoft Azure data centers around the globe. Customers can opt to keep their data closer, for reduced latency, or they can choose to store it at a geographically separate location as part of their disaster recovery plan.
With StoneFly storage gateway, our customers can create real-time replicas or scheduled replicas in the Azure data center of their choice.

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StoneFly Storage Solutions are Trusted by Market Leaders Worldwide

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Buy StoneFly Cloud Storage from Azure Marketplace

StoneFly is a Azure Marketplace partner. Our enterprise cloud storage solution can be directly purchased from Azure marketplace.

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