Enterprises willing to move to Cloud NAS can make use of StoneFly Cloud Drive on Microsoft Azure. StoneFly Cloud Drive with Scale Out NAS feature allows users to scale out as their business grows by adding nodes without losing performance and bypassing any storage capacity size constraints that Azure may have.
Coming to use cases of Cloud NAS. Here’s what you can fulfill with StoneFly Cloud NAS on Microsoft Azure-
Suppose a customer wants an application running on Azure along with AD and LDAP integration, but the application doesn’t support Azure blob. One way to counter this situation is to re-write the application. in such a way that it supports blob and AD authentication. However, this is not possible in most cases. So, what else could be done? Use a StoneFly Scale out NAS on StoneFly Cloud Drive which supports NFS/CIFS and iSCSI protocols. This will solve your problem forever.
Taking another instance, if suppose a major publishing company needs reliable offsite storage for data protection, and is not interested in investment on new hardware. Then in order to get a simple and integrated solution, they can use a StoneFly Scale Out NAS on Azure cloud. The metered usage of cloud NAS can be utilized as core data center backup to cloud, cloud backup to cloud, hybrid cloud backup and branch office backup to cloud.
Companies which need replication, snapshotting or backup solutions to Azure can go for a cloud based NAS of StoneFly on Microsoft Azure.
To get a Networked virtual drive of Scale Out NAS of StoneFly, users just need to go to the web page of Microsoft Azure, got to marketplace section, search for StoneFly and then opt for the NAS appliance feature from the web page. After following some steps, a virtual drive will be created on your on-premises server and on Microsoft Azure cloud. Users from then on can start using the virtual storage as per their needs.
With the help of Scale out NAS on Cloud, users can expand one or more volumes across multiple StoneFly Cloud Drives and Azure blobs using no metadata and single namespace. Hence, each time the StoneFly Cloud Drive is scaled out, it adds more capacity, more throughput and offers more concurrency.
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