Cloud Storage from UKCloud is a secure and highly adaptable storage service designed to address a wide variety of use cases. As an object storage platform, based on Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), it is natively optimised for cloud storage in terms of scale, resilience and accessibility. 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.

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Features and benefits

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. The service provides additional protection with geo-replication through our ENHANCED service level.

check Scale with reliability — Cloud Storage is highly resilient against server and disk drive failures, and provides exabyte scale check Encryption of data at rest — using 256-bit AES encryption. Allows you to ensure the protection of your data
check 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 check Native support for REST interfaces — ensures reliable connectivity over the DDoS-protected internet, PSN and other wide area networks
check 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 check Compatibility with a range of third-party cloud storage gateway appliances — allows you to take advantage of technologies such as Dell EMC CloudArray, 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.
check Limitless cloud storage immediately available to service various use cases — relief from capacity management issues related to LUNS, RAID groups and file systems check Extended Metadata — allows you to retrieve your data easily and contextually with industry-leading metadata search


Use cases


Integrated storage for cloud-native applications

Support next-generation web, mobile and cloud applications, providing direct access to Cloud Storage using the S3 API.

Backup repository

Use a low-cost, high-capacity UKCloud storage solution as a natural repository for your backup and archive data, with full support for native S3 connectors.


Move infrequently accessed files off expensive primary storage

Typically 80% of files on primary storage are inactive. Cloud storage allows organisations to reclaim capacity on expensive T1/T2 storage, and enables automation with policy based file movement.

Enterprise collaboration

A repository for your organisation’s drop-box or collaborative document management solution.


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