StoneFly, a pioneer in offering iSCSI Storage is now offering Cloud Drive services through Microsoft Azure- the world’s leading cloud computing platform. StoneFly’s Cloud Drive features the choice of an enterprise remote iSCSI drive or Scale Out NAS solution in the Cloud. It’s perfect to act as a primary storage, remote backup, remote replication for disaster recovery, or combined with an on-premises solution to cache and accelerate data transfer to the StoneFly Cloud Drive on Azure.
StoneFly Cloud Drive is now live in Microsoft Azure’s marketplace and users should just login to the Microsoft Azure cloud portal, furnishing some login details, create an account and choose an iSCSI Storage or a scale out NAS drive offered through Azure.
The solution gives an impression to enterprise server that the storage is local. But in fact the storage is embedded in Azure cloud connected through a network. StoneFly Cloud Drives are ideal for protecting mission-critical enterprise information. For achieving data continuity, during the time of a disaster, data should always be stored in more than one location, requiring a remote host to be available. But generally, many users have only one datacenter – the server room. Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform empowers organizations to fully utilize StoneFly’s backup and disaster recovery features, enabling organizations large and small to implement off-site backup inexpensively.
Cloud Drive offered by StoneFly is available in 7 versions, along with data services like dedup, replication, mirroring, thin provisioning available as per customer’s choice. The versions are-
- StoneFly Scale Out NAS Cloud Storage
- StoneFly iSCSI + Scale Out NAS Cloud Drive
- iSCSI+ Remote Replication StoneFly Cloud Drive
- iSCSI Cloud Drive + Deduplication from StoneFly
- StoneFly encrypted iSCSI Cloud Drive
- iSCSI NAS + The works StoneFly Cloud Drive
- Encrypted iSCSI+ Replication StoneFly Cloud Drive
The entire storage platform is based on Linux version 8.0.119 and so is highly secure and keeps the privacy intact.
Tiered storage facility is available as per customers’ choice. So, if performance is criterion, users can opt for instances with high cores and SSDs. If it is for generalized storage use, standard tier combination can be opted.