StoneFly, a wholly owned subsidiary of DNF Corporation is offering Cloud storage features via Microsoft’s Azure Cloud. Therefore, companies looking to add storage on fly can save money on CapEx and OpEx costs by opting for StoneFly Cloud Drive services. Also companies which require Off-Site storage for regulatory compliance and those looking for advanced disaster recovery options can opt for Cloud Drive services of the company who is a pioneer in the creation, development and deployment of the iSCSI storage protocol.
StoneFly Cloud Drive offers the following attributes
The drive offers both NAS and iSCSI Volumes on Microsoft’s Azure Blobs (Raw cloud storage). Graphical performance and utilization reporting, logical volume creation and patented advanced storage virtualization services can be achieved. Volume level access control and dynamic volume management along with automated online volume/storage expansion is possible with StoneFly Cloud Drive.
For those who just want NAS volumes in cloud, Stonefly Cloud Drive supports NAS protocols such as CIFS/SMB and NFS. It offers the privilege of active directory integration. For those interested in scale-out features of NAS, using a single name space to scale capacity and performance is also possible via cloud drive. Disk space quota management for directory and volume usage is also possible.
For those who are looking out for iSCSI storage on cloud, StoneFly Cloud Drive supports iSCSI IP SAN protocol with CHAP authentication. Real-Time Synchronous Mirroring of iSCSI Volumes, Thin Provisioning with Space Reclamation, Snapshot Services with 2520 Delta-Based Snapshots per iSCSI Drive, Mountable Read-Write Snapshot Volumes, Snapshot Schedule Utility features can be availed with StoneFly Cloud Drive.
Asynchronous replication (one to one, One to Many, many to one) features can be availed with StoneFly Cloud drive. This feature helps to those seeking advanced disaster recovery services. If their on-premises storage appliance is down for some reason, then data continuity can be achieved with the help of asynchronous replication feature as all the data written onto the on-premises appliance is replicated to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. StoneFly Optimized Data Deduplication for Increased Storage Efficiency and AES256 Volume Encryption is also available.
Now, to those, who are eager to know about Microsoft Azure platforms security and services, here are some facts-
- Security is built into Azure from the ground-up and includes a trustworthy technology foundation, multi-factor authentication for comprehensive identity and access management, AES-256 encryption for data at rest, Azure Key Vault for easy encryption key management, industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and Microsoft Azure datacenters and within datacenters, secure connections between VMs, Azure Virtual Network to extend your on-premises network to the cloud through site-to-site VPN, threat management against online attacks, monitoring, logging, reporting, timely alerts, and penetration testing to improve security controls and processes.
- 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. Microsoft was also the first to adopt the uniform international code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018, which governs the processing of personal information by cloud service providers. Rigorous third-party audits, such as by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate. Azure cloud services, with independently verified compliance, give you the foundation to achieve compliance for the infrastructure and applications you run in Azure.
- Azure runs in more datacenters and regions around the world than AWS and Google Cloud combined. Azure data centers can be found in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
- So, 99.999%(Five 9’s) uptime is guaranteed.
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