CLOUD STORAGE

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Cloud Storage

An object storage platform, based on Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage provides compatibility for objects via S3 and EMC native APIs, and file CIFS/SMB. Cloud Storage is configured to deliver high performance, supporting both large files and a high volume of small files for unstructured content.

Our solution delivers a state-of-the art unstructured storage engine that offers an unmatched combination of storage efficiency and data access. Cloud Storage provides enhanced data durability, with built in protection from disk and node failures.

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  • Features and Benefits

    Scale with reliability

    Cloud Storage is highly resilient against server and disk drive failures, and provides exabyte scale

    Encryption of data at rest

    using 256-bit AES encryption. Allows you to ensure the protection of your data

    Native support for REST interfaces

    ensures open compatibility with API enabled applications

    S3 API compatibility

    use hundreds of existing Amazon S3–compatible applications via the UKCloud S3-compatible API. Integrate with existing native and virtualised enterprise applications, with no change to the application or stack

    Wide support for developer languages and frameworks

    provides simple, secure access using almost any language or framework including .NET, Java, C, Flex, PHP, Python, Ruby and JavaScript with language bindings; new modules for Drupal and content-addressable storage (CAS) developers are also available

    Compatibility with a range of third-party cloud storage gateway appliances

    allows you to take advantage of technologies such as Panzura Alto Cloud Controller, EMC Geodrive and SoftNas Cloud Enterprise. Cloud storage gateways can be installed on premises or in the cloud, and provide a NAS or SAN presentation of the storage layer

    Limitless cloud storage immediately available to service various use cases

    relief from capacity management issues related to LUNS, RAID groups and file systems

    Extended Metadata

    allows you to retrieve your data easily and contextually with industry-leading metadata search

    24/7 service desk included as standard with SLA response times

    feel supported to get the best from your application and reduce delays

    Assured; UK hosted by SC and NPPV cleared personnel

    have confidence in who has access to your data and workloads

    Aligned with NCSC Cloud Security Principles

    be confident that your solutions are on a NCSC best practice cloud

    Connect over the internet, PSN, JANET or HSCN

    choose the right network to connect your solution to for ease of access

    Optimised for OFFICIAL – designed for OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE

    supports and enables the Government Digital Strategy which increases the number of workloads that can be migrated to the cloud

    Service Options

    This service allows you to: 

    • Utilise the power of the GeoDrive Client 2.0
    • Choose between single or dual-site data storage 
    • Utilise the native support for REST interfaces for reliable connectivity 
    • Encrypt data at rest using 256-bit AES encryption 
    • Use hundreds of existing Amazon S3-compatible applications via the S3-compatible API 
    • Use a range of supported languages and frameworks such as .NET, Java, C, Flex, PHP, Python. Ruby and JavaScript 
    • Transfer data manually or use automated solutions such as EMC Networker and CommVault
    • Combine Cloud Storage with compatible gateway appliances including NetApp AltaVault, Seven10 Storfirst EAS and StorSimple 
    • Connect to DDoS protected internet, PSN, HSCN, Janet or RLI networks